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Assembly Effort to Focus on Jobs Impact of Governor’s Proposed Budget

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) reiterated today that the state budget will be developed on-time through a public process, not in closed-door meetings of the Big 5.

“We will develop the budget through a public process that includes full subcommittee and committee review,” the Speaker said.  Assembly budget hearings will be webcasted live, along with other types of committee hearings, as part of the Speaker’s efforts to increase transparency and promote public participation.  The Speaker said the hearings will focus closely on the impact the Governor’s budget has on jobs in California.  Speaker Pérez made his remarks at a Sacramento news conference where he reported on six public budget forums recently held throughout the state.

“Nearly 2000 people attended our budget forums,” the Speaker noted, adding, “The public recognizes the difficulty that exists in getting a two thirds majority and they are very frustrated with the choices before them.”  The Speaker hosted the budget forum held in Fresno.  Other forums were held in Orange County, Palm Springs, Reseda, Sacramento and San Diego.

The budget forums were also webcasted live and were led by Next 10, a non-partisan organization. Click onto the link below to learn more about the budget forums.

CONTACT: Shannon Murphy (916) 319-2408

Speaker Pérez Says Budget Will Be Developed Through Public Process

(Sacramento) – During a capitol news conference Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) reiterated that the state budget will be developed on-time through a public process, not in closed-door meetings of the Big 5. “We will develop the budget through a public process that includes full subcommittee and committee review,” the Speaker said. Assembly budget hearings will be webcast live, along with other types of committee hearings, as part of the Speaker’s efforts to increase transparency and promote public participation. The Speaker was joined at the news conference by Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley). They said the budget hearings will focus closely on the impact the Governor’s budget has on jobs in California.

Below are links to audio from today’s news conference:

Speaker Pérez’s opening remarks at today’s news conference. (3:19) mp3

Speaker Pérez says the legislature will be looking to see what the Governor’s revised budget’s impact is on the job market. (:20) mp3

Speaker Pérez says the inclusive, open budget process that’s being used this year will allow Republicans to participate fully. (:21) mp3

Speaker Pérez says he does not want to negotiate a budget behind closed doors in Big 5 meetings. (:38) mp3

Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield’s opening remarks at today’s news conference. (2:22) mp3

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