SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal for 2017-18:
“This is an improvement on the January proposal and I thank Governor Brown for recognizing the importance of quality child care in improving the lives of working families and creating a path for success for future generations. Today’s revised budget proposal also includes new investments in K-12 education, and buys down the CalPERS pension debt. And because of leadership taken in passing SB 1, California will be adding almost $3 billion to fix our roads and bridges immediately and creating jobs for the middle class.
I look forward to working with Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell, the Governor, the Speaker and my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly to pass an on-time and balanced budget next month.”