Ting Statement on Governor’s Budget Release
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the statement below following Governor Jerry Brown’s budget release:
“Governor Brown deserves credit for proposing a budget that continues to emphasize paying down debts and building reserves. Similar to the Assembly’s Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, the Governor’s proposed budget fully funds the Rainy Day Fund and the Local Control Funding Formula, which will help California withstand any future economic downturn and ongoing threats to state finances from the federal government.
“In contrast to the tumultuous governance model championed by Washington these days, I am grateful to hail from a state that has prioritized fiscal responsibility and progressive investments. As the Legislature crafts this year’s budget, I look forward to working with the Governor on additional measures to keep the state on strong economic footing, including increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, expanding healthcare to cover all Californians, and ensuring all students have access to affordable higher education. We will also fight to protect Californians from the disastrous federal tax plan that created tax breaks and loopholes for corporations and wealthy individuals at the expense of working families. Together, we will ensure the Golden State remains a place we are proud to call home.”
More information about Assemblymember Ting’s Blueprint for a Responsible Budget can be found here.
Contact: Jessica Duong, (916) 319-2019