Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s release of his revised budget:
“Fortunately, we have a Rainy Day Fund – that we must preserve and not touch. The Rainy Day Fund is for real, catastrophic emergencies.
“We have more revenue now, but we may not sustain this amount in the future, which is why the Governor has wisely chosen to set aside money in the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
“With additional money as compared to prior years, we must prioritize the basic health and life needs of California citizens.
“We should keep promises that were made to Californians in need by restoring much critical programs, not creating new ones.”