SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget:
"California is in an unprecedented economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, and we find ourselves confronting scenarios that we could not have imagined in our worst fiscal nightmares just three months ago," said Assemblymember Berman. "While our strong budget reserves and fiscal prudence over the last decade will help soften the blow, we will need to make very difficult decisions in the coming months to close the projected $54 billion budget deficit. I commend Governor Newsom for his pragmatic and balanced approach to the May Revise, and look forward to reviewing in more detail the proposals he laid out today as the Legislature works to adopt a more austere budget for the next fiscal year."
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