Senator Leyva Responds to Governor’s Inaugural / State of the State Address

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Economy, Education, Renewable Energy, Need to “Build for the Future”

Monday, January 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following Governor Jerry Brown’s Inaugural / State of the State Address to a joint session of the California State Legislature this morning:

"As California’s economy and local communities continue to recover from the devastating impacts of the Great Recession, I am encouraged and excited by Governor Brown’s ongoing commitment to help working families in the 20th State Senate District and the entire Golden State. I applaud the Governor’s clear focus on tackling the many tough issues still facing California—budget, economy, education, water, environment / renewable energy, health care, long-term liabilities, infrastructure and many other ongoing priorities. Though there is no doubt that California’s economy is improving and moving in the right direction, I fully believe that we must build upon that ongoing economic recovery so that all Californians have good, quality jobs with robust wages and are actually able to sustain their families. I also thank the Governor for noting the importance of keeping California’s higher education system affordable and accessible for students."

"As we begin the 2015-2016 legislative session, I look forward to working with Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and my other legislative colleagues to continue moving California forward. There is no doubt that Inland Empire families and communities are still struggling, so I am eager to continue working on behalf of my hardworking constituents in the region and throughout the state so that all Californians may achieve the American Dream."