What Members Are Saying

Statement by Assemblymember Ed Chau

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Statement by Assemblymember Ed Chau:

Our work is far from finished, but as the Governor noted, we are, for the first time in years, beginning the discussion on a new budget without having to consider additional drastic cuts."

Statement by Assemblymember Toni Atkins

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Statement by Assemblymember Toni Atkins:

"...The budget allocation for the state's High Speed Rail program continues to anticipate that the system will be extended to San Diego in its second phase."

Statement by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield

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Statement by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield:

"For years, California has been the butt of jaded jokes and called a lost cause.  Yet, we are emerging from the grip of financial crisis and keeping the California dream alive..."

Statement by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla

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Statement by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla:

"With surpluses forecast for the next four years, this budget is a good step towards reducing our debt to education and putting California’s fiscal house in order."

Statement by Assemblymember Rob Bonta

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Statement by Assemblymember Rob Bonta:

"While the proposal is a reasonable starting point to close the gap between revenues and expenditures, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that education, health, job growth, and public safety remain our state’s priorities."

Statement by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson

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Statement by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson:

"I have a deep concern over our state Judicial Branch’s ever-shrinking budget, and the impact it is having on California’s access to justice."

Statement by Assemblymember Jim Frazier

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Statement by Assemblymember Jim Frazier:

"Governor Brown has won the people’s trust by addressing our budget problems with real, long-term solutions, not borrowing and gimmicks."

Statement by Assemblymember Rich Gordon

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Statement by Assemblymember Rich Gordon:

"I look forward to hearing additional details to the Governor’s budget—particularly surrounding the "Local Control Funding Formula"."

Statement by Assemblymember Chris Holden

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Statement by Assemblymember Chris Holden:

"...I am...excited about the Governor’s plan to convene a working group that focuses on the state’s transportation and infrastructure needs and explores long-term funding options for transportation projects."

Statement by Assemblymember Jose Medina

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Statement by Assemblymember Jose Medina:

"As a former teacher and member of the Higher Education Committee, I am proud to see revenue increases being dedicated to education."