Assemblymember Ting's Statement on Governor Brown's May Revise

Friday, May 11, 2018

(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about the May Revision of Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which starts on July 1. The Assembly Budget Committee released a preliminary analysis of the proposal. Ting’s statement is as follows:

"With May Revise revenues higher than expected, our economy and job market are clearly healthy. In these times of prosperity, we need to make sure we bring all Californians along for the ride. I’m pleased to see the Governor prioritize emergency grants to local governments to address the state’s homeless crisis and look forward to working with the Administration to make sure the need is met.  However, more still needs to be done to expand health care to put us on the path towards universal coverage and ensure students have access to higher education that’s affordable, as prioritized by the Assembly. When we craft a spending plan that addresses these issues, we make our state stronger and build a brighter future with opportunity for all – while still saving for a rainy day. Whatever differences the governor and the Legislature have will get ironed out in the coming weeks. In the end, we will have a budget that moves California forward.”