Berman Responds to Newsom Budget

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s budget:

“Governor Newsom’s budget proposal charts an ambitious path forward, investing in critically needed programs and services while continuing to save for an economic downturn.

“I was excited to see that Governor Newsom’s budget proposal includes unprecedented funding for higher education. These vital investments demonstrate a commitment to California’s students and future, and will help California keep its promise of accessible, affordable, and high quality higher education.

“As the leader of the Assembly’s efforts on the 2020 Census, I also applaud the governor for including $50 million for census preparation. As the nation’s hardest-to-count state, every dollar is critically important to the success of a complete and accurate count. I look forward to working with the Newsom administration and my colleagues to ensure all Californians are counted in the 2020 Census.”