SACRAMENTO - A statement from Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) was released Thursday regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 state budget proposal:
“This is the ‘live within our means’ budget proposal that Governor Brown has promised, and I applaud and support the general direction the Governor is taking: focusing on the core functions of government; increasing funding for K-12 education while providing flexibility for local school districts; and stronger investment in higher education and financial support for needy students. With surpluses forecast for the next four years, this budget is a good step towards reducing our debt to education and putting California’s fiscal house in order.
As Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, I will play an active role in this discussion as we maintain this progress and chart a path towards a more secure funding stream for our schools in the years ahead.”
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) was elected in November 2010 and represents California's 14th Assembly District, which includes portions of Contra Costa County and Solano County.