Assemblymember Levine Statement on Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2022-23 State Budget

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County), today released the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget proposal.


“California’s resilient economy is paying us back. Before us is an opportunity and an obligation to invest in a resilient future that will serve everyone in our state. With an estimated $45.7 billion surplus, we must take bold action to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing California.”


“As COVID cases surge in the state and across the country, we must continue to make all public resources available to ramp up testing and increase vaccinations for all eligible Californians. We must also invest with urgency to protect California homes, businesses and families from the climate crisis. This means taking action now to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season by incentivizing home and business hardening, addressing the continued drought and taking steps necessary to protect forest health. I look forward to working with Governor Newsom and legislative leaders in the coming months to prioritize investments that will address the devastating short-term and long-term impacts to the climate crisis.”


Governor Newsom’s $284.6 billion budget proposal will be considered by the California State Legislature in the coming months. For more information on the budget proposal, please visit:


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