Policy Priorities

Our legislative, budgetary, and programmatic priorities are reflected on this page. Use the filters in the table below to search NGP's priorities by issue area, type or year.

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Universal Broadband Connectivity for All
WIN! $6 billion in the 2021 Budget. Budget Ask: $3-5 billion.
Thanks to months of advocacy, Governor Newsom and the Legislature provided a historic $6 billion in the 2021 Budget to build critical broadband infrastructure throughout the state. This infrastructure... Read More will ensure all Californians, regardless of geography, income, class, race, or zip code are connected to high speed broadband Internet. Long-standing inequities in Internet availability, affordability, and quality have persisted in our state for far too long and have negatively affected millions of Californians, especially during the pandemic. NextGen prioritizes policies and programs that help close the digital divide and bring universal broadband access to all Californians.
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Supportive Services for Formerly Homeless Veterans
Budget Ask: $25 million one-time General Fund
Establishes a competitive grant program to provide on-site supportive services for chronically-homeless, aging veterans and veterans with disabilities. This funding will address habitability, mental h... Read Moreealth care, and geriatric-specific issues, making it possible for these veterans to remain safe and housed. NextGen supports programs and policies that address homelessness and is deeply committed to honoring the sacrifice of the men and women who have risked their lives to serve, protect, and defend our country.

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