Jan. 10, 2019: KOGO RADIO SAN DIEGO - Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell describes California State Budget As Family Friendly

January 10, 2019

Listen to five-minute interview with Sen. segment HERE:

California Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled a 209 billion dollar budget.

The  plan seeks a four percent boost in the state's general fund spending over current levels.

It boosts funding for public schools and health care programs. It also raises the threshold for low income tax breaks to people who earn up to 15 dollars an hour, which is expected to qualify an additional 400 thousand families.

The budget also includes money for housing, education, health care, the homeless epidemic and preparations for future natural disasters.

The budget also includes money for migrants and the groups that help them.

Listen to our interview with the Chair of the Budget Committee, State Senator Holly Mitchell

PHOTO CAPTION: Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, left, and Sen. Mitchell, chair of Senate Budget Committee, during budget news conference last summer. Photo by Lorie Shelley.