Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s Statement on the California Budget

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pleased to see State budget will continue to include funding for key programs

(Sacramento, CA) – “Today the California Legislature passed another responsible and balanced budget on-time,” said Assemblymember Irwin. “The budget builds on state priorities to increase funding for our education system from pre-school through college, invest in the working poor, and grow a strong reserve for future downturns.”

Specifically, the California Budget includes provisions that will have a profound effect on our state and region:

  • Adding to the state’s rainy day fund, bringing total reserves to $9.9 billion.
  • Continuing the higher education Middle Class Scholarship.
  • Full funding to help connect veterans with the benefits that they have earned.
  • Prioritizing our most vulnerable veterans in California veteran homes.
  • Enhancing the state cybersecurity networks to protect the public’s personal information. 
  • Including a $400,000 grant to provide updates to the Oxnard DMV.