SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s January budget proposal:
“The Governor’s January budget proposal reflects the new budgetary reality: lower than anticipated revenues mean difficult decisions must be made. However, in anticipation of an inevitable downturn, we have diligently prepared for leaner times, accumulating record level budget reserves that will allow us to adopt a budget that protects the gains we’ve made over the last decade. I applaud the Governor for his work to introduce a balanced budget that preserves funding for key commitments such as homelessness, mental health, schools, and safer communities during these challenging times,” said Assemblymember Berman.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration over the next several months to negotiate and finalize the state budget, with a focus on both equity and fiscal prudence. We have hard work ahead of us to continue to make progress on California’s most pressing challenges.”