Senator McGuire’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s Budget

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s budget released this morning:

“As promised, Governor Newsom is aiming high with bold approaches and new initiatives launching California forward by investing in our shared priorities.

“We’re grateful for his focus on wildfire recovery, enhanced emergency response, modernizing our communication systems and backfilling three years of property taxes for Lake County. We look forward to working with the Governor and Pro Tem Atkins – who has been a champion on modernizing the state’s aging emergency response systems – on these important initiatives in the months to come.

“The Governor committed to moving workforce affordable housing forward, investing desperately needed dollars into homeless services and strengthening our public schools.

“And finally, we stand with the Governor on increasing the rainy day fund to a historic $19.4 billion in the coming four years. It’s the right thing to do with the inevitable recession on the horizon.”