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

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Quality Schools and Clean Water

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature earlier today:

“As the Chair of both the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Senate Education Committee—and a member of the Senate Budget Committee—I appreciate Governor Newsom’s leadership and commitment to increasing investments in education and ensuring accountability for all public schools.  We must make sure that our education system works for all students so that they can access the American Dream for themselves and their families.”

“As I have worked on removing dangerous lead from water in schools over the last several years, I welcome the Governor’s commitment to improving water quality in communities and schools across California.  No child should ever have to drink polluted water.”

“During these polarized political times, I appreciate that the Governor continues to stand up for California’s values of inclusion and uplifting others.  We will never back down from a just and moral fight, but we will also do all we can to help provide the resources that our residents and local communities need.”