April 19, 2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his finances plan in Sacramento on Wednesday. Courtesy of the governor’s workplace

A measure that guarantees to replace the state’s psychological well being system and increase coated therapies for these combating addictions has been handed by voters with a slim majority.

Prop. 1 has been touted as sorely wanted reform for an getting old and outdated system, in addition to a strategy to deal with the state’s disaster of homelessness.

The measure offers the state better management over funds raised by a voter-approved tax on revenue over $1 million, which was enacted in 2004. Counties will now be required to spend extra of the cash raised on housing and packages for unhoused individuals with critical psychological diseases or substance abuse issues.

Backers of the measure, which was championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, stated it could assist to construct hundreds of recent remedy beds and supportive housing and put aside $1 billion for veteran housing together with recruiting and coaching 65,000 psychological well being employees.

Opponents, together with incapacity advocates and native elected officers, panned the measure as a wasteful coverage catastrophe ready to occur that will find yourself chopping present psychological well being companies and different group packages that preserve individuals from changing into homeless to start with.