Statement from Sen. Bob Wieckowski on Gov. Brown's 2018-2019 budget

January 10, 2018

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-2019 budget.

“Gov. Brown’s final budget proposal reflects the successful collaboration between the Legislature and the executive branch these past seven years to move California out of a devastating budget hole and onto a stable foundation.  A sensible mix of hard work, tough decisions and strong support from voters has our state in a much better position to meet the many challenges facing California in the years ahead.

“As the Governor mentions in this budget, one of those challenges is making California more resilient in the face of our changing climate. I applaud the Governor’s attention to climate adaptation in this budget and hope he will move to centralize adaptation expenditure decisions to maximize their effect rather than leaving them splintered throughout various departments and agencies.

“This is the first step of our lengthy process and I look forward to working with the Governor, my colleagues and the people of California to pass a state budget that addresses our needs and keeps our economy strong.”