Ting Statement on the Passage of the 2020-21 State Budget
Sacramento - Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement after the passage of the 2020-21 state budget:
Now is not the time to slash services, especially when Californians need their government the most. We learned from the Great Recession that deep cuts can prolong economic recovery and have no desire to repeat that. The 2020-21 spending plan approved today aptly weighs compassion for struggling residents with our duty to balance the budget. Some tough cuts were unavoidable, but I’m proud our budget protects priorities like education, healthcare and vital safety net programs – all while maintaining the necessary resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with additional legislative oversight. The federal government must next follow through with more fiscal relief for states. This partnership will be key to California’s rebound.
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