(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposal.
“California has shown incredible resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this year’s budget surplus gives us an opportunity to make generational investments in the long-term health, education and wellness for all Californians. For decades, Californians have demanded equity in education, health care and economic opportunity. The pandemic revealed structural inequities that existed for a long time and we can’t go back to the way things were. I am encouraged by the governor’s vision to build an equitable future for all Californians and I look forward to seeing our shared commitment to equity become a reality.”
“I am also grateful for the governor’s steadfast commitment to the environment. There is no greater threat to the success of California than the climate crisis. Our communities are especially at risk to drought, wildfires, flooding and sea level rise due to the climate crisis. The governor’s multi-billion dollar investment to reduce wildfire risk and provide essential resources to fight this year’s wildfires will save lives and property across California.”
More information on Governor Newsom’s budget proposal can be found at: www.ebudget.ca.gov
The California Constitution requires the Legislature to approve the 2021-22 Budget Act by June 15, 2021.
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