SACRAMENTO –Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) released the following statement today following the Assembly’s passage of the 2022-23 state budget:
“Once again, we are proud of what we have accomplished with the budget and how we got there. The journey involved examining our beliefs about what California should be, then making them a reality.
“We believe working Californians should benefit from revenue prosperity, and this core ideal helped us craft our refund plan. It aligns with our unwavering position that we do best when we take care of every Californian, especially those most in need. The state budget also beefs up social programs – including making health care available to everyone – and expands grants to low-income Californians who may not be eligible for revenue refunds. In addition, we took steps to safeguard California’s future, so we have done two more important things: provided strong funding for educating our children and set money aside for eventual tough times.
“This budget is far more than these few items, and it would not be possible without the many people in the Assembly, the Senate and the Administration who worked on it. In particular, our Assembly budget subcommittee chairs helped shape this budget into what it is today. That teamwork makes this all possible; that’s why it is one of our strongest and most cherished values."