Senator Hernandez Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

January 10, 2011

Sacramento, CA – Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget today in an effort to close California’s massive budget deficit. The following is Senator Hernandez’ statement in response to the Governor’s proposal:

"The painful budget solutions Governor Brown proposed today are a reflection of the difficult fiscal times we find ourselves in. I stand ready to join with my colleagues here in the Senate for an immediate and exhaustive review of the Governor's proposal, so that we may act quickly to put an end to this budget crisis. We will have to commit to some hard choices and shared sacrifices in order to put California back on the path to economic prosperity. As we move through this budget process, we must be mindful of those most in need and the importance of job creation to any sustained economic recovery."