Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

Friday, January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arleta), member of the Assembly Budget Committee, has issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s budget release: 

“It is exciting to see that the Governor is again being fiscally responsible by paying down debt and long term obligations, and investing in our state’s Rainy Day Fund, while appropriating investments in critical programs from previous years to bolster our economy,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas. “I also applaud the Governor for exploring the creation of an Agency focused on housing and homelessness. I look forward to working closely with his Administration as the year progresses. Homelessness is at a health and human safety tipping point, and this is a critical step in the right direction to ending homelessness.”

“The Governor’s proposed budget incorporates several key issues affect California including:

  • Significant investments to help local governments meeting housing production goals
  • Funding for 10,000 additional full-day/full-year preschool slots and subsidizing childcare for California’s working families
  • Making prescription drugs affordable
  • Expanding workforce development through grants and training in high need industries such as for trade, technology, and education
  • Prioritizing special education teacher recruitment and retention
  • Broadening Medi-Cal eligibility for undocumented individuals 65 years and older
  • Bolstering the State’s emergency preparedness and response
  • Prioritizing computer science education to keep California’s workforce globally competitive

I look forward to working with the Governor, Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting, and my colleagues to develop a state budget that continues to exemplify the values of all Californians,” said Assemblywoman Luz Rivas.  

Assemblywoman Rivas proudly represents the 39th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Sunland-Tujunga, Sylmar, and San Fernando.

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CONTACT:
Judy Yee, Judy.Yee@asm.ca.gov, 916.319.2039