Ting Says Budget Must Protect California & Persist in Moving State Forward

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about the May Revision of Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which starts on July 1. The Assembly Budget Committee released a preliminary analysis of the proposal. Ting’s statement follows.

“California is in good shape.  Our economy is growing and our people are working.  After reaching an agreement on transportation funding that evaded us for decades, we must harness this momentum and craft a budget that helps more of our people prosper and build a better future for their kids.  With Washington pursuing an agenda of self-sabotage, our budget must protect California and persist onward to a future with liberty, opportunity, and justice for all.

We differ with Governor Brown on some key areas, notably preserving middle class scholarships for college, raising reimbursement rates in Medi-Cal, and investing in affordable housing.  We also seek new investments in debt free college and poverty reduction.  Whatever disagreements come to light over the next month, they won’t change the fact that this budget will keep California moving forward.”