Assemblymember Holden Statement On Governor’s Budget Proposal

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sacramento – Assembly Majority Whip Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) released the following statement on the Governor’s 2013-14 State Budget Proposal:

“The Governor’s proposal marks a defining moment for California’s budget.  For the first time in several years, California is not facing drastic cuts to important services.

I am especially pleased that the Governor’s proposal offers more money for public education, colleges and health care.  These are areas that were severely affected by sharp reductions in funding over the past few years and will welcome the additional money.

I am also excited about the Governor’s plan to convene a working group that focuses on the state’s transportation and infrastructure needs and explores long-term funding options for transportation projects. 

The Assembly will convene committee hearings addressing the proposed budget over the coming months, and will work with the Governor to craft a final budget.

Today’s news is definitely reason for optimism.  California is back on the road to financial stability and that will help restore California’s economic promise.”