Senator Leyva Issues Statement On Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal:

“Today’s budget proposal by Governor Brown is a prudent and forward-looking approach to improving the lives of California residents and communities in Senate District 20 and across the state. I am committed to working with Governor Brown to balance the important need of increasing state savings while investing in our local communities and residents today. ”

“I applaud Governor Brown’s continued commitment to ensuring that K-12 schools, particularly those that serve our most disadvantaged students, are provided the resources they need to succeed.  To that end, we must continue to support After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs that help working families but face serious financial concerns and the possibility of closure across the state, including the Inland Empire. I look forward to again working with Governor Brown to build upon our successful efforts from last year and continue to increase funding for the ASES programs.  I appreciate that today’s budget also recognizes the importance of supporting workforce development and a strong middle class with new and continued investments in career technical education (CTE) programs, including $212 million for K-12 schools to improve and expand their CTE programs aligned with the goals of the Strong Workforce Program.”

“Representing the residents of the Inland Empire, who often face long daily commutes on poorly maintained roads, I believe that Governor Brown’s focus on “fix-it-first” investments to repair neighborhood roads and state highways that will improve daily commutes and honor our commitment to California taxpayers. “

“In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to working with Governor Brown and his Administration—as well my legislative colleagues—to again pass an on-time balanced budget by the June 15th deadline that helps to improve the lives of all Californians.”