State Budget Makes Smart Investments While Boosting Reserves, Says Ting
Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about the State Legislature’s passage of the 2018-2019 budget for California. An Assembly Budget Committee overview of the spending plan is available here. Ting’s statement is as follows:
This budget makes the right investments and reflects many of California’s values. Not only does it address our homeless crisis with unprecedented funding, it also devotes resources to our youth with a mission to end deep poverty for children, record per-pupil spending for K-12 education and no tuition hikes for UC & CSU students. In addition, we’re laying the foundation for universal health care and will continue fighting for increased access and coverage. And still, we are able to set aside a sizeable reserve. That’s a spending plan we can be proud of.