STATEMENT: Responsible Budgeting Continues To Benefit California, Should Remain Central Focus of Next Budget Cycle
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement following the Legislative Analyst Office’s annual report on California’s fiscal outlook:
“Today’s multi-year forecast continues to prove that the Legislature has been a strong steward of California’s finances. The days of the perennial budget crisis – even during good economic times – are thankfully behind us. For nearly a decade, our responsible approach of building reserves and paying down debts, while also making bold progress for the people of California, has strengthened our state.
“As we begin work on the next budget, we will continue to focus on responsible planning, while making needed new investments that improve our schools and universities, increase access and affordability to health care, combat poverty and homelessness, protect our environment and natural resources, and strengthen California’s wildfire preparedness and response.”
Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins