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For Immediate Release
Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Proposed Budget
Sacramento - “Governor Newsom’s proposed 2020-21 budget provides the Legislature with a strong foundation to start the annual budget process. While there is no question California’s strong economic status (fifth largest in the world) is contributing significantly to our nation’s economy, I appreciate the Governor acknowledging our existing problems, which must be addressed.
I am pleased to see increased funding for education, efforts to address our teacher shortage in certain subject areas as well as teacher housing and a new emphasis on student nutrition. We can and must do better in the classroom to prepare our next generations so California can maintain its strong economy and innovative leadership.
I am also pleased to see the Governor is committed to the issue of climate change and resiliency. I look forward to working with him to address the critical issue of sea level rise. Funding for emergency response, particularly in the area of wildfire prevention and response is crucial and will allow the Legislature to build on current efforts to address this important issue.
I applaud the $6.8 billion dollars proposed for housing, which includes funding to help address the critical homelessness crisis, however I also want to make sure that we continue to work toward ways to resolve our affordable housing shortage and the ongoing need for more workforce housing.
As a member of the Budget Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues in both houses to create another on-time; balanced budget that will meet the needs of all Californians and the Governor’s proposed budget provides an excellent starting point.”
Kevin Mullin represents the 22nd Assembly District and is the Speaker pro Tempore of the California
State Assembly. He chairs the Select Committee on Biotechnology and serves on the following
committees: Budget, Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation, Business and
Professions, Elections and Redistricting, Revenue and Taxation and the Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The 22nd district includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, portions of South San Francisco and the San Mateo County Coastside communities of Montara and Moss Beach