Weber Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) who serves as chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety, issued the following statement in response to the Governor's May Budget Revise:


"As the Governor said, what we are facing is unprecedented. Fortunately, the Legislature has worked to reduce the impact through investing in reserves and a rainy day fund. We will, however, need the help of the Federal government and the passage of the HEROES Act to ensure that we get back on a more secure footing to recover from the economic impacts of COVID. 


"But let's be clear, we are not absolved of having a vision for the state. We must strive for a recovery, but we have to ask what that recovery will mean. Before this crisis hit, we had communities underserved by the healthcare system, ignored by the education system and robbed of economic opportunity. All of this is underscored by the disproportionate impact of COVID on these  communities.  I look forward to working with the my colleagues and the Administration on calibrating our recovery to ensure that we don't simply set these communities up for the same or worse outcomes when the next crisis comes."