Jan. 10, 2018: Senate Budget Committee chair responds to governor’s spending plan for 2018-19 budget

January 10, 2018

Statement follows release of draft budget

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Brown’s release of his draft 2018-19 budget earlier in the day:

The following can be attributed to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee:

“I’ve repeatedly emphasized that the budget is a value statement which reflects the state’s priorities for its resources. As chair of the Senate Budget Committee, I look forward to working with the administration to ensure that we continue to make investments in the people of California.  

“The governor’s budget reflects some positive investments related to education, special education, increased funding to the local control school funding formula, Career Technical Education Funding at the community colleges, and repairs to prison infrastructure to make it more habitable and humane.  

“We will now begin the detailed work of analyzing the impacts to existing programs, government operations and services. As it relates to poverty, the governor stated that unlike other states, California has a good system of support, but it is modest. Here, modesty is not good enough. I would like to see more increases in SSI COLAs, and investments in human services, particularly as it relates to deep poverty and CalWORKs. In addition, the need that working parents have for child care is immense and more funding is essential.”

Watch today’s press conference where Mitchell and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon respond to the governor’s budget HERE:

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

 

POLICY CONTACT on statewide budget issues, please contact the staff director of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Joe Stephenshaw at either joe.stephenshaw@sen.ca.gov or call 916 651-4103.

 

In addition, Luan Huynh in Mitchell’s office can be reached at either luan.huynh@sen.ca.gov or call 916 651-4030.

 

 

 

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