Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) was pleased with Governor Jerry Browns revised budget that was released this morning, however, he does have some concerns with no increased funding to the court system which has hurt both Contra Costa and Solano County’s.
The proposed budget tightens general fund spending which is $1.3 billion less than he proposed in January. Here are a couple of the highlights:
- K-12 Education gets $1 billion more than proposed in January
- $48 million more for CalWORKS
- $72 million more for county probation departments
- No increase for the court system
Here is a look at the Press Release that just went out around 11:30 am.
ASSEMBLYMEMBER JIM FRAZIER STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR BROWN’S REVISED BUDGET PROPOSAL
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) released the following statement today regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown’s revised budget proposal:
I want to commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility.
Through his leadership, California has not only eliminated a $20 billion budget deficit, but has a multi-billion dollar surplus. Governor Brown has won the people’s trust by addressing our budget problems with real, long-term solutions, not borrowing and gimmicks.
I am pleased to see this budget includes an increase in education funding and a prudent reserve, but I remain very concerned about reduced funding to our court system. In my district alone, Contra Costa County and Solano County courthouses and courtrooms have already closed, civil, family law, and small claims hearings are delayed, and the public has limited access. Additional cuts would exacerbate this situation.
I look forward to engaging in the process with my colleagues in the coming months to ensure we continue on this fiscally responsible path and preserve funding for our courts
Governor Browns Budget