Senator Susan Rubio Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revised Budget
SACRAMENTO – Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) released a statement today on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 May revised budget announcement:
“I thank Governor Newsom for proposing a budget that seeks to ease the financial burdens families are dealing with while supporting education, housing, infrastructure, childcare, and funding to expand the Young Child Tax Credit, legislation I introduced and will continue to champion.
As we continue our budget process, including paying down debts and building reserves, I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues and the governor to build upon this proposal and do as much as we can for families and children.”
Gov. Newsom’s budget is bolstered by a $97.5 billion surplus, which is $55 billion above the January budget forecast. The windfall helps fuel a $37 billion rainy day fund while providing direct relief to California families who are struggling amid rising inflation.
- $18.1 Billion Inflation - Relief in direct payments to help address inflation, help people pay their utility bills and rent, and reduce costs like health care and child care.
- $47.1 billion climate commitment - an increase of $32 billion this year - to tackle pollution, build climate resilient water supplies, reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, ensure grid reliability and accelerate clean energy solutions, and protect communities from extreme heat.
- $660 million to ensure public safety with funding for new officers and mental health support for law enforcement, support for victims of sex trafficking, cracking down on internet crimes against children, and tackling the opioid crisis.
- $14.7 million to confront homelessness and the mental health crisis with investments to help get people off our streets and into the services and care they need, focusing particularly on Californians who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders.
- $37 billion to rebuild California with money for infrastructure including broadband and new housing, as well as a historic investment of $128.3 billion to transform public education.
For further information on these and other items in the California Blueprint, visit www.ebudget.ca.gov
Senator Susan Rubio represents Senate District 22. For more information, visit her website at https://sd22.senate.ca.gov/
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