Assemblymember Mariko Yamada - AD 04
“Today’s on-time, three-peat balanced budget is responsible, reasonable, and restrained and honors voter intent to reinvest in education and public safety….This budget also paves the way for thousands of uninsured Californians to access health benefits, strengthens mental health and veterans services, cuts business filings to five days, and provides modest relief to our courts.”
Assemblymember Holly Mitchell - AD 54
“Children can’t come to school ready to learn when their minimal needs go unmet, and most students in the state’s low-performing schools are poor. Poverty is toxic to our kids.”
Lorena Gonzalez - AD 80
“I am anxious to get to work to help ensure all Californians have the opportunity to pursue good-paying jobs that allow people to take care of their families and create a better future for their children.”
Assemblymember Rich Gordon - AD 24
"For the first time in over a decade, this budget will be bolstered with surplus revenues, which will pave the way to create a critically-needed Rainy Day Fund. Furthermore, I commend theGovernor’s commitment to K-12 Education by investing additional revenues in the system and allocating $1 billion of surplus funds for costs associated with the implementation of Common Core."
Assemblymember Jim Frazier – AD11
"I want to commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility.
Through his leadership, California has not only eliminated a $20 billion budget deficit, but has a multi-billion dollar surplus."
Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman – AD 13
"There was a lot in the governor’s address to support. In particular, I appreciate his vision for education, and his recognition of the significant challenges faced by educators in communities like Stockton, where we have many bright, talented students who also happen to be English learners, or who struggle outside of school with poverty and instability."
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson – AD 7
"The Governor’s May Revise budget proposal is another encouraging indication that budget stability appears to have returned to California after years of financial struggle and education will receive desperately-needed additional funding. However, the May Revise continues to shortchange the most vulnerable in our state—such as those who need health care, child care, access to justice, or essential support services to escape poverty. By adopting a balanced budget, making prudent investments to help those in need and rebuild our economy, and protecting the state from future economic downtowns, we can continue to restore our GoldenState."
Assemblymember Ed Chau – AD 49
"As we spend the next month reconciling our priorities, I will be reviewing the Governor’s framework through the prism of principles outlined in our Blue Print for a Responsible Budget, which calls for ongoing fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class, and delivering effective, efficient services for all Californians."
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown – AD 47
"I look forward to working with my colleagues to review Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision proposal. I am very pleased to see that the budget calls for 56 new positions to help the Secretary of State eliminate the backlog and red tape of business filings. This will be very helpful for small businesses to stimulate economic growth and jobs for our region."
Assemblymember Toni Atkins – AD78
"I applaud Governor Brown’s cautious and balanced approach to state finances which prioritizes our investment in the future through education and healthcare…It is also consistent with the principles outlined in the Assembly Democratic Caucus’ Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, released last week – fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class, and delivering effective, efficient services for Californians."