June 27, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate Budget Committee chair, reacts to Gov. Brown signing new budget

June 27, 2017

The 2017-18 budget first with L.A. Democrat as new head of panel

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown signing the 2017-18 budget today:

“I commend Gov. Brown for signing the 2017-18 budget today with no vetoes,” said Mitchell, who oversaw the writing of this  year’s budget for the first time as chair of the Senate Budget Committee. “Members of the Legislature and staff worked long hours to write a spending plan that included new spending and improved protections for children, seniors, those in need and the environment, as well as an aggressive investment in the state’s rainy-day funds.

"We should take great pride in putting together a plan that passed on time and included expanded investments in programs that Californians have said they need and will use to make California a better place to live.”

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell