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SacBee: Legislative Leaders React To Budget Woes

Source: Sacramento Bee

After the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released its grim report that California faces possible deficits of up to $25 billion, Democratic leaders put on a brave face, promising to protect existing budget priorities from cuts.

.... Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, tweeted that the Legislature has done “amazing work” increasing funding for health care, education, housing and homelessness and climate change. “While there’s still more work to do, we anticipated a possible economic downturn & planned for it responsibly with a historic $37B reserve. We will use it to protect the investments we’ve made & make sure our budget is balanced,” Ting wrote.