Atkins, Mitchell Respond to Newsom’s May Budget Revise

California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement reacting to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revision to the proposed state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:

“I applaud Gov. Newsom for the way he has made his original budget proposal even stronger. The May budget revision reflects California’s fiscal strength, increases our prudent reserves, and makes important investments for the future. I am particularly pleased to see more funding for K-12 education and increases for the Earned Income Tax Credit to help even more working Californians. Given the critical challenges we face addressing homelessness and preparing and responding to natural disasters, the Governor has appropriately increased funding in those areas as well. Over the coming weeks, the Senate Budget Committee and Subcommittees will complete their important work finalizing our vision of a budget that is both bold and responsible. Working with the Governor and the Assembly, I am confident we will deliver a final budget that will make a real difference for Californians, while maintaining the safeguards we need to protect the state’s economic health.”

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), said:

“I applaud Gov. Newsom’s efforts to both take care of all Californians while also preparing the state for the inevitable next fiscal downturn. The Governor’s priorities to help working families put more money in their pockets, obtain child care, afford healthcare, grow housing availability, fund special education and giving our child welfare system the resources it needs is ‘awesome.’ I look forward to digging into the details and collaborating with him and the Assembly to craft a budget that is both bold and responsible for all Californians.”

Ray Sotero

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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