Gavin Newsom to slash police, prison budge by nearly $200 MILLION

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget proposal would cut law enforcement and judicial funding by nearly $200 million to help close the state's massive budget deficit of at least $45 billion.

This comes despite the Golden State struggling to contain its existential public safety crisis following the defunding of law enforcement agencies in 2020, which has resulted in a mass exodus of businesses and residents over the past several years.

Newsom's proposed budget would cut $97 million for trial court operations, $10 million to the Department of Justice's Division of Law Enforcement, and over $80 million to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, per Fox News.

When pressed about the proposed budget cuts, a spokesperson for Newsom gloated about the Democrat governor's "record investments in law enforcement" since he took office in 2019, "including $1.1 billion to tackle crime, support police, and hold criminals accountable." However, that funding only came after the failures that came from defunding the police, a movement backed by Democrat lawmakers.

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