Senator Janet Nguyen has issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 Budget Proposal:
“Governor Brown’s intent to allocate $15.5 billion over 5 years for the High Speed Rail project opens the door to more wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars on a project that is already over budget and with no end in sight. For this reason, I call on the Governor to remove this allocation.
Although I object to the misguided use of funding for the High Speed Rail project, I commend the Governor’s proposal to fully fund the Rainy Day reserve. This will help protect taxpayers during the next recession. As an advocate for California families, I am also pleased with the Governor’s funding for Cal Grants, Child Care, and Medi-Cal provider rate reimbursements which will enhance access to services for working families.
For my part, I am committed to working with my colleagues to develop meaningful legislation that is cognizant of our spending while addressing the needs of the residents of California.”