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Assemblymember Chris Ward's Statement on Governor Newsom's 2023-24 State Budget Proposal

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Chris Ward released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom's 2023-24 state budget proposal:

The draft state budget outlined by Governor Newsom today aims to limit the amount of cuts necessary due to the projected shortfall,” said Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego). “I am pleased to see continued funding to address homelessness and the ongoing affordable housing shortage, including the full implementation of CARE Court and $8 million for up to six months of rent or temporary housing for the unhoused. But I am also concerned to see cuts to our climate, green energy, and electric vehicle infrastructure commitments. California needs to move away from its fossil fuel dependence that continues to contribute to the climate crisis. I look forward to working with my legislative colleagues through our committee work to finalize a budget that supports and invests in Californians.”