Senator Roth’s Statement on the Governor’s Proposed 2015-16 State Budget

January 09, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2015-16 state budget:

“The budget released today is an important first step in a process that will develop over the next several months.  I look forward to being part of that process, particularly as Chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government and as a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

“I was pleased to see that Governor Brown shares my belief that continued fiscal restraint should be a top budgetary priority.  As California rights its economic ship, it is important that we continue to balance the budget, build the rainy-day reserve, pay off the “wall of debt,” and build jobs, especially as the State increases funding to K-12 and higher education.

“I was further pleased to see the Governor acknowledge the tremendous need to secure predictable and sustainable funding for our court system.  Adequately funding our courts is critical to the delivery of justice throughout Inland Southern California and the State.”

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