Senator Janet Nguyen Issues Statement in Response to Governor Brown's 2016-2017 Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Senator Janet Nguyen has issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's 2016-2017 Budget Proposal:

"I am very pleased to see the Governor continue to save for a rainy day.  This will help avoid cuts in the next recession.  However, I respectfully disagree with the Governor’s assertion that we need a tax increase to take care of the most vulnerable in our state.  Since the Governor has been in office, the General Fund has grown by $34.1 billion, a close to 40% increase.  That should be sufficient to adequately fund vital services to the developmentally disabled and improve access to health services for low income Californians."