Statement: Senator Kamlager on Governor Newsom's 2022-23 State Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor Newsom announced his 2022-23 Budget Proposal, with notable investments into health care, housing, and the climate crisis, among others.

Statement from Senator Kamlager around the Governor’s Budget: 

“I am thrilled to see Governor Newsom prioritize economic justice by investing in California communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is particularly encouraging to hear the announcement of universal health care coverage, funding to address California’s drought, $2 billion for mental health housing and services, and additional child care slots – just to name a few.

“Now the real work will be to ensure that these investments are funded and get into the hands of Californians. This morning, a constituent text me, asking what investments were being considered that will directly boost the economic stability in South LA? My thoughts exactly. I think there is some good stuff in this budget and I will be working to make sure it is felt by constituents throughout my district and beyond. If we’re not tackling our high costs of living and working diligently to alleviate poverty at the micro-level, we’re not doing our part as policy-makers.”

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Senate District 30 ranges from Century City to South Los Angeles and takes in Culver City, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw District, USC, downtown L.A. and a portion of Inglewood.