May 14, 2020 Contact: Susan Kennedy
For Immediate Release 925-437-2510 (cell)
Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on the May Revise
“Governor Newsom’s May Revise provides a stark contrast to the proposed budget presented in January,” stated Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin. “While an economic downturn was inevitable at some point, no one anticipated the devastating economic impact that COVID-19 has created; unemployment at record levels and a $54.3 billion deficit in less than three months. As a member of the budget committee, I will be working with my colleagues to evaluate the Governor’s revised budget proposal and make every effort to continue to support public education, public health, public safety and those who have been hardest hit by COVID-19. This will not be an easy task and sacrifices will be necessary, but we will work together to take the necessary steps to pass a balanced budget that will support Californians during this difficult time.
We also thank our California congressional colleagues for their advocacy for crucial federal assistance to state and local governments. Federal assistance will be necessary to avoid more draconian cuts than those proposed in the May Revise, and will be necessary for a multi-year economic recovery.”
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 #4 on State Administration, Business and Professions, Local Government, Utilities & Commerce, and Revenue and Taxation. 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.