SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 revised budget proposal:
“This budget proposal is perhaps more complex than ever. That is not a downside. It reflects the scope of things we are trying to accomplish in California.
“We have a lot to do, but we have an unusual level of resources. As always, the budget that is signed into law will reflect California’s values. We will put the dollars into the programs that need to be supported.
“The very good news is that the values of the Governor, the Assembly and the Senate are very much in sync. The budget he proposed incorporates many things from our spring budget blueprint to Preserve, Respond, Protect, and Recover.
“We anticipate working to add more investment for childcare and budget solutions for making college accessible and affordable.
“We believe that we can effectively augment public benefit programs in health and social services.
“California should also develop stable investments in public health and homelessness prevention, while one-time funding can be used to support California’s diversity.
“Racial injustice, the pandemic and economic inequality need renewed attention in our budget. Tackling those things will benefit everyone.
“We know what we need to do, and I know we will be successful at hammering out the details of how that happens.
“I know that the final budget agreement will be something that offers a strong future for California.”
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