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."