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SACRAMENTO – Legislative leaders today announced that AB 93, the legislation reflecting the conference committee’s actions, will be in print today and will be taken up for a vote on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León: “Our legislative budget is on time, balanced, and great news for schools. Our budget includes $5.7 billion in reserves, about $1 billion more than the governor’s May Revision reserves, and an additional $760 million in debt payment, along with targeted investments to ensure economic growth and the well-being of our residents. This budget increases access to higher education for California students, adds childcare options for working families, creates an earned-income tax credit for working people, and provides help for Californians dealing with the drought.”

Speaker Toni G. Atkins: “With AB 93, the Budget Conference Committee has crafted a responsible agreement that strengthens California’s fiscal foundation and makes important investments in our future. The thoughtful work of the Conference Committee took the Assembly and Senate priorities and produced a budget that is not only balanced, but beneficial to the people of California.”

The Speaker and Pro Tem thank and congratulate the Budget Conference Committee for their leadership and hard work to reconcile the budget priorities between the two houses of the Legislature: Senators Mark Leno, Ricardo Lara, Jim Nielsen, and Assemblymembers Shirley Weber, Richard Bloom, and Melissa Melendez.

The Budget Conference Committee report is attached.