Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting Says Budget Must Help All Californians at a Time of Unparalleled Prosperity

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting Says Budget Must Help All Californians at a Time of Unparalleled Prosperity

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about the May Revision of Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget proposal for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which starts on July 1. The Assembly Budget Committee released a preliminary analysis of the proposal. Ting’s statement is as follows:

“At a time of unparalleled prosperity in our state, nearly 20% of Californians live in poverty and millions more are living right on the edge.  Since our state budget is a declaration of our values, we must continue to rebuild our social infrastructure and invest in education, health, human services, and housing programs to make life better for all Californians.  I applaud the direction of Governor Newsom’s May Revision proposals and am pleased he has funded many long-standing legislative priorities.  While there are still some existing differences between our proposals and his, I am confident we will reconcile them and deliver a balanced, on-time budget by June 15.”

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