Assemblywoman Burke Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal a Good Start

For immediate release:

Proposed budget reflects greater economic security, and includes new funding for a stronger workforce.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), has issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 Budget:

“This is a good start and I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues on a budget that invests in education and jobs for all,” said Burke.  “With $1.2 billion for career technical education, workforce development, and job training, we’ll be able to help thousands of Californians get the 21st Century skills they need to get ahead and build a stronger future for their families and communities.”

“I am also pleased to see the Governor directed $1 billion from the state’s cap-and-trade revenue for carbon reduction, energy efficiency, and other programs designed to protect California from the effects of climate change. We will work to make sure that environmental justice is available to those of all income levels.”

The release of the Governor’s budget proposal marks the beginning of the budget negotiations in Sacramento.  The Legislature has until June 15th to pass the 2015-16 Budget Act.  The enacted budget goes into effect on July 1st.

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke represents the 62nd Assembly District, which consists of the cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, El Segundo, and Gardena as well as the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, and parts of Del Rey. Additionally, the 62nd Assembly District includes the unincorporated Los Angeles County communities of Del Aire, West Athens, Lennox, Westmont, and Marina del Rey.