Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget. For the first time in four years Brown projects a state deficit – 1.6 billion from declining revenue – that he proposes to offset with $3.2 billion in budget solutions. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

I’m most disappointed in the one million dollar one-time cut in funding for the renovation of the Pasadena Playhouse that already passed in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget. This cut is especially deep as the Playhouse, the official State Theater of California, celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

The playhouse has already committed funds they were promised to the renovation project and it is disingenuous of Governor Brown to take it away six months later.

This action sets bad precedent for future budget negotiations and breeds public distrust among tax payers.”