Senate Leader Atkins on 2022-23 Fiscal Outlook: Valuable Guidance For Senate’s Ongoing Budget Work to Build More Equitable Economy, Stronger Middle Class

November 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the Legislative Analyst’s Office report, “The 2022-23 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook”:

“The Legislative Analyst’s Office release of the annual Fiscal Outlook reveals the strength of California’s budget condition, with over $50 billion in available discretionary resources to make progress for our schools and other General Fund purposes.

“California’s strong fiscal health is not an accident.  It is the direct result of a decade of responsible budgeting by Democratic legislators and Governors that enabled the state to survive the pandemic downturn, the direct result of a rebounding economy, and the direct result of our commonsense, voter-approved revenue system where everyone contributes, but those that benefit the most from California’s economy contribute their share to help meet the needs of all Californians.

“But as economically wealthy as our state is, we see every day that too many have been left behind and too many families struggle just to get by.  The Fiscal Outlook provides valuable guidance to the Senate’s ongoing budget work to craft transformative priorities that put California’s wealth to work building a more equitable economy and a stronger middle class.”


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: