Governor Brown’s proposed 2016-17 Budget, released yesterday, begins legislative efforts to keep California’s finances on track while continuing to invest in our future. I believe investments in our infrastructure, education, and healthcare system are critical to a thriving California.
Access to higher education remains a top priority for me. Thankfully, the nearly $300 million in new higher education funds in this year’s budget ensures California college students will not face tuition increases for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, the proposed 4.4% increase in funding for California’s Community Colleges means more high school students can immediately access college level courses provided by my concurrent enrollment bill, AB 288.