Nov. 16, 2017: Chair of Senate Budget Committee releases statement on LAO budget forecast

November 16, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Positive news

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement following budget forecasts by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office:

“Fortunately, the Legislature and governor have positioned the state well with respect to its ability to withstand a mild or moderate recession,” Mitchell said. “This is an extremely positive position for the state budget.

“We clearly need to make investments in education, higher education, social services, childcare and health while paying down long-term liabilities such as pension obligations.

“However, this is still early in the process and I look forward to a robust discussion between the Legislature and the governor.

“I look forward to receiving the Department of Finance revenue suggestions. We will then engage in discussions on future spending between the Legislature and the Administration.

“Finally, in addition to the economic uncertainty that is always there, we now have federal policy uncertainty. The landscape here continues to be a big question mark, with the federal government less a partner with California than in the past. We will watch this closely and work together to help Californians thrive.”

 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: For policy-related questions, please contact Mitchell consultant Luan Huynh 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