(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Assembly Majority Caucus Leader, issued the following statement about Governor Jerry Brown's $106.7 billion 2014-2015 budget proposal that was introduced in the State Legislature today. Ting is a member of the Assembly Budget Committee and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.
"I am pleased that Brown's plan shares many similarities with the Assembly budget blueprint released last month. This is a good starting point. As the Legislature begins to review and write the budget in the coming months, we can never forget the painful sacrifices made to achieve our state's financial stability. Similarly, as our economy recovers, we cannot forget about those left behind by the Great Recession. We must make critical investments that enable more Californians to prosper. It is exciting to see that we are on a path to restore and exceed previous funding levels for education. I am committed to ensuring that the new funding formula lives up to its promise to invest more in students with greater needs, especially English learners."
The Assembly Blueprint for a Responsible Budget is available online at http://www.asmdc.org/issues/budget-blueprint/.
The Assembly Budget Committee will meet to review Brown's budget proposals on January 16th. A preliminary committee analysis of Brown's proposal is posted online at http://abgt.assembly.ca.gov/committeehome.
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