Assemblymember Gloria Comments on Assembly’s Passage of 2020-2021 State Budget Bills
Gloria Supports Final Adoption of California State Budget, Applauds Preservation of Education and Healthcare Funding
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California State Assembly cast the final votes to formally adopt the 2020-2021 state budget. Following the vote, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), who voted in support, made this statement:
“COVID-19 has upended our State’s economy and impacted every sector of our society. Years of responsible budgeting, however, has positioned us to be able to mitigate these impacts.
“The budget passed by the Assembly today reflects California’s values and meets the needs of the people of California in this moment. While I have been concerned about the potential cuts to education, healthcare, and social services, I’m proud that we avoided those cuts and have preserved their funding for the next fiscal year. These public services are more important than ever as we continue to respond to COVID-19.
“Despite the unprecedented circumstances, California remains on solid financial footing, maintaining over $11 billion in its reserves. It is still crucial that the federal government provide significant relief for both state and local governments so we can restore funding to our public universities and housing programs."