May 11, 2017: Governor's budget reflects need to reinvest in future

May 11, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell is posting the following as a guest press release because she likes how it sumarizes the governor's revised budget proposal.

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:

“This is an improvement on the January proposal and I thank Governor Brown for recognizing the importance of quality child care in improving the lives of working families and creating a path for success for future generations. Today’s revised budget proposal also includes new investments in K-12 education and buys down the CalPERS pension debt. And because of leadership taken in passing SB 1, California will be adding almost $3 billion to fix our roads and bridges immediately and creating jobs for the middle class.

"I look forward to working with Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell, the Governor, the Speaker and my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly to pass an on-time and balanced budget next month.”