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Assemblymember Liz Ortega Responds to Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO, CA – Following the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 State Budget, Assemblymember Liz Ortega (D-Hayward) released the following statement:

“Governor Newsom’s proposed budget projects that California will be facing a severe $22.5 billion budget deficit this year,” said Assemblymember Liz Ortega. “However, even with the deficit, I am grateful and supportive of the Governor’s commitment to address and fund the most important issues facing California, such as homelessness, housing insecurity, record investments in public K-12 and debt-free higher education, and protection from wildfires and flooding.

Despite the outlook for this year’s budget, I will fight hard to bring needed funding to my communities to address the issues that are most important to my constituents. I will work to fight the affordability crisis and provide opportunities for our working families, immigrants, individuals experiencing homelessness, elderly Californians on fixed incomes, and so many more vulnerable members of our communities.”

Assemblymember Liz Ortega is a member of the Assembly Rules Committee and represents the 20th Assembly District, encompassing all or a portion of the cities of Hayward, San Leandro, Union City, Dublin, Pleasanton and the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Castro Valley.