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Media Coverage | | New America

California Budget Deal Largely Spares Early Childhood Education

California’s projected $5.6 billion surplus has turned into a deficit of over $54 billion

Early Edge CA Executive Director, Patricia Lozano, was quoted in an article from New America regarding the budget recently signed by Governor Newsom and its support for Early Learning.
 
The state’s new $202 billion budget that was recently signed into law for the fiscal year beginning July 1 avoids some of the more severe cuts to early childhood education that were initially on the table, partly by drawing down about half of the state’s $16 billion “rainy day” fund.
 

The budget deal was praised by Patricia Lozano, Executive Director of Early Edge California, an advocacy organization focused on improving early education in California, who said, “Our state lawmakers and Governor Newsom deserve the highest praise for reaching a budget agreement that preserves California’s child care and Early Learning system.”

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