Senator Roth’s Statement on the Governor’s Proposed 2017-18 State Budget

January 10, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-18 state budget:

“The budget released today is an important first step in a process that will develop over the next several months. I am pleased to see the Governor continue to make our courts a priority by proposing a reallocation of four trial court judges to regions where they are most needed.  This is critical to the adequate and speedy delivery of justice throughout California.  I was further pleased to see funding included for the construction of the California Air Resources Board’s new emissions testing facility in Riverside.  The new facility will create hundreds of new jobs and will be critical to improving air quality throughout Inland Southern California and our state.

“The Governor shares my belief that continued fiscal prudence should be a top budgetary priority, balancing the budget and building up the rainy-day reserve while paying down existing debt.  I look forward to being part of the budgetary process over the next several months, particularly as Chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 4 and as a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.”

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