Senate Leader Atkins, Budget Chair Skinner Issue Statement on Governor’s Revised 2023-24 Budget

May 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin’s Newsom’s revised 2023-24 budget proposal:

“Despite state revenue projections being lower than previous forecasts and continued inflationary pressures, California remains strong. As the Governor’s revised budget proposal signals, the budget this year will be challenging, and we appreciate the revised proposal reflecting many of the Senate’s key values, which includes avoiding ongoing cuts to core programs, preserving our primary Rainy Day Fund, and expanding responsible borrowing – including a new Climate Bond – to avoid cuts to climate and infrastructure projects. We will be updating our ‘Protect Our Progress’ budget plan to take into account the latest economic data, and remain committed to preserving transit, broadband, and other infrastructure investments, and addressing our long-term child care and homelessness needs. We look forward to working with Governor Newsom and the Assembly to reach a final budget in the weeks ahead, and are confident that we will be able to deliver a responsible, equitable budget by June 15.”



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:

Senator Nancy Skinner is chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. She is also chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. She represents Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and other East Bay cities. Website of Senator Nancy Skinner: