(Sacramento) – One of the newest members of the California State Assembly, Assemblymember Matthew Dababneh (D-Encino) was heartened by Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address. Assemblymember Dababneh believes that this is a crucial point in California’s history. He agrees with the governor that we must exercise fiscal prudence by establishing a better rainy day fund, while investing in the state’s public education and infrastructure to ensure a secure future for our state. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear the member’s reaction to the governor’s speech.
Governor Brown Correctly Focuses on Education and Investing in Future Growth
Sacramento, CA—Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) has issued the following statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address this morning:
"I applaud Governor Brown’s leadership, and join him in his call for continued fiscal restraint. As we enter 2014 with the most positive fiscal outlook in more than 12 years, our state is on a much improved fiscal course. The State of the State points towards the great opportunity that lies ahead for California. The Legislature and the Governor must continue to work together to solve the critical challenges of our state: world class affordable education, growing and strengthening the middle class and rebuilding our public infrastructure."
2014-2015 Proposed Budget Creates Jobs and Invests in Future Growth
Sacramento, CA—Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) released the following statement upon the release of Governor Brown’s 2014-15 state budget:
“I applaud the Governor’s bold budget proposal and his continuing commitment to putting California on a solid financial track. After years of chronic budget deficits and late budgets, I am pleased that our state can continue to invest in future growth,” said Dababneh. “I remain fully committed to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues to ensure that we fully restore education and infrastructure funding, and adequately invest in our greatest asset: the children of California.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) was sworn in today as the new representative for California State Assembly District 45, which includes the Southern California communities of Bell Canyon, Chatsworth, West Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, the Warner Center, Winnetka, Tarzana, Encino, Reseda, and Northridge.
"It is an honor to represent Assembly District 45 residents," said Dababneh. "As a fourth generation San Fernando Valley resident, I understand firsthand the issues facing this region and look forward to working with the community to solve them."
While in office, Assemblymember Dababneh is committed to supporting the local business climate, protecting homeowners and the environment, and reinvesting in the state's education system. "The cornerstone for building California’s future is education. Providing high-quality education to all state students and growing California’s economy will be my top priorities," he said. The Assemblymember will also work to expand constituent services to better address Valley residents’ concerns.
Here are audio links below:
Newly sworn-in Assemblymember Dababneh says he’s honored and humbled to serve as the representative in the State Assembly for the 45th District. (:16)
Assembkymember Dababneh says his top priority is education. (:29)
Assemblymember Dababneh says jobs and the economy are also high on his list of priorities. (:20)
Assemblymember Dababneh (along with two other new Assemblymembers Ridley-Thomas and Rodriguez) takes the oath of office. (1:03)