Senate Leader Atkins Issues Statement on Budget Vote

June 25, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement after Senate passed California’s 2020-2021 State Budget:

“We started 2020 at an economic high, and pivoted swiftly over the last few months to arrive at a budget plan that is responsible as well as responsive to the needs of Californians. This pragmatic agreement is possible thanks to the responsible budgeting decisions we made over the past decade that built reserves and paid down debts.

“This budget reflects compromise on all sides, but protects critical priorities, such as education and health and human services programs, while maintaining significant reserves.

“We know that economic uncertainty remains, just as we know that there is more work ahead. I look forward to continued collaboration with Speaker Rendon and Governor Newsom as we navigate our state through the challenges ahead.” 

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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