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CA Controller Comments on Governor’s May Budget Revision


PR15:24
5/14/2015
Contact: JOHN HILL
(916) 445-2636

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revision of his proposed 2015-16 budget:

“Governor Brown is right to invest much of California’s budget surplus in public education. This helps prepare our future workforce and addresses years of recessionary shortfalls. While the state of California is in good fiscal shape now, the economic recovery has not benefited all Californians. I am especially heartened by the Governor’s commitment to reducing poverty by expanding affordable housing and enacting a modest tax break for families who are willing to work hard but have limited incomes. Also of particular importance to the state’s long-term economic health is funding water technology innovation to help address the impacts of this devastating drought.  Overall, the Governor has proposed a sound spending plan anchored in pragmatism and fiscal stability.”

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