From the Capitol

Our government has a sacred duty to help keep our communities safe. Following significant investments in public safety over the last few years, the Governor's 2023-24 Budget Proposal looks to further these efforts. Investments include $564.4 million to combat organized retail theft, $200 million for a Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program, an additional $93 million in the battle against the harm caused by opioids and fentanyl, and $65 million for research and grant programs to support peace officers' overall wellness along with a pilot training program on Use of Force and De-escalation.