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CAPS Urges California Governor Newsom to Support Science and State Scientists

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Sacramento, CA, June 02, 2021 –(PR.com)– The California Association of Professional Scientists has announced its support for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal to increase spending for scientific programs – and renewed its call for the administration to provide competitive salaries for state scientists.

“We are thrilled the governor’s budget proposal substantially increases budgets for many state science programs,” said CAPS President Margarita Gordus. “But it would be ironic, to say the least, if the administration continues underpaying the state scientists’ who run those programs.”

A record state-revenue windfall afforded Gov. Newsom’s May Budget Revision the means to propose boosting, for example, the California Natural Resources Agency’s budget next year to $12 billion. That’s up from $7.5 billion – nearly 60 percent – allocated in the governor’s January budget plan. The California…

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