Ting Statement on California’s New Budget

For immediate release:
California Budget

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement regarding the Governor’s signature on key budget bills:

“Our new budget presents us with a great opportunity to transform California. We are seizing the moment by lifting more families out of poverty through Golden State Stimulus checks and the expansion of safety net programs, including a lower age for Medi-Cal eligibility regardless of immigration status. We are also investing a record $12 billion in new funding for homeless programs. I’m especially pleased with the strides we are making in all levels of education, achieving universal transitional kindergarten, reaching $21,000 in per-pupil spending, adding more slots for Californians at UC and CSU and making more financial aid available. In all, we are doing more for communities that continue to face challenges as we recover from the pandemic. This spending plan is a true reflection of the things we value most in California: inclusivity and opportunity for all to succeed.”

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