Assemblymember Salas Issues Statement on May Budget Revision

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO, – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released a $203.3 billion overall spending plan, $19 billion less spending than in the previous January proposal due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a nationwide recession.


“Californians are working hard to overcome this pandemic,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Due to the state’s historic budget reserves that were saved for an economic downturn, the state will be able to weather some of the financial damages of COVID-19. Our priority needs to be getting people back to work which is why I authored AB 1842, the California Works and Recovery Act, which will create widespread economic solutions to reinvigorate our economy and generate revenue to fund our public education system, economic recovery efforts, healthcare, public safety, and assistance for those who have been hit hardest by COVID-19.”


A summary of the Governor’s full budget proposal can be found at:


The full release announcing AB 1842, the California Works and Recovery Act, can be found at:




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.