Senator Leyva Responds to Governor Brown’s State of the State Address

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Cleaner Transportation and Investing in Communities

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature:

“As the Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and Vice Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, I appreciate Governor Brown’s continued commitment to improving the lives of women, children, and families in California.  Though this is the Governor’s last State of the State Address, it’s clear that he’s not backing down from fighting against federal efforts to undermine California’s fundamental values that prioritize diversity, access to healthcare and education, and applauding the contributions of immigrants to our state’s economy.”

“I look forward to working with Governor Brown and my legislative colleagues in the months ahead to ensure that our local communities in the Inland Empire and across the state have cleaner air and less pollution. I am hopeful that the Governor will be supportive of my legislation that will bring modern technological solutions to reducing pollution from large heavy duty trucks that travel across our roads and highways.”

“I am also encouraged to hear the Governor’s continued commitment to prioritizing mental health services, rehabilitation, and drug treatment and education programs. These vital services help to keep our communities safe and invest in people as they reintegrate into our families and neighborhoods.”

“As the Governor stated, ‘California was built on dreams and perseverance and the bolder path is still our way forward,’ so I will fight to ensure that our state continues working for the hardworking people of the 20th State Senate District and California.”