SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for 2016-17:
Governor Brown’s proposed budget espouses a clear-eyed focus in maintaining California’s fiscal stability and I will continue being a partner in this endeavor. We can do this without having to overlook critical investments that steer the future of the state and lift our most vulnerable citizens.
This budget reflects historic investments in our children’s education that will make a tremendous difference. But we still have to take a closer look at strengthening our healthcare system for the poor and developmentally disabled that has been starved for far too long.
I look forward to negotiating the details in the coming months with the Governor and Assembly and creatively leveraging revenue to have the largest positive impact possible on the daily lives of all Californians.