Assemblymember Bonta Responds to Brown’s Budget Proposal

Friday, January 11, 2013

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) released the following statement following Governor Brown’s presentation of the 2013/2014 Budget Proposal:

“The proposed budget addresses many of the issues I know are important to Californians and residents of the 18th Assembly District.

“While the proposal is a reasonable starting point to close the gap between revenues and expenditures, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that education, health, job growth, and public safety remain our state’s priorities.

“I will work closely with my colleagues over the next few months to thoughtfully and thoroughly review the Governor’s plan and share ideas with him as the year moves forward.

“I am committed to providing children safe and strong public schools, protecting the safety net for the working poor, and growing jobs and safe communities in California. It is in everyone’s best interest that our state budget reflects these goals. 

“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to ensure the budget unfolds in a way that benefits the people of California and maintains the strength of our state,” concluded Bonta.

Elected in 2012, Assemblymember Rob Bonta represents the 18th Assembly District, which includes Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. Bonta is the Chair of the Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee.  He serves on the following Assembly Committees:  Health, Transportation, Banking and Finance, and Elections and Redistricting.

Contact: Amy Alley (916) 319-2387