Assemblymember Salas Issues Statement on May Budget Revision

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom released a $213 billion overall spending plan, which estimates a $21.5 billion surplus through 2019-2020, $500 million more than was predicted in the January budget projection. 

“Governor Newsom’s revised budget proposal continues to build on the strong California economy to make critical investments in working families while expanding and fortifying our reserves for a future economic downturn. The priorities outlined in the Governor’s budget will help improve mental health services, address the homelessness and housing crisis, increase access to education and child care, and strengthen emergency preparedness,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration in the coming weeks to continue negotiations in advocating for our fair share of resources to deliver for communities in the Valley.”

A summary of the Governor’s full budget proposal can be found at www.ebudget.ca.gov

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Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.