Senator Hueso Issues Statement on Governor Brown's State of the State Address
San Diego, CA – January 25, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address on January 25, 2018:
“It is difficult to imagine California without Jerry Brown as Governor. After more than 45 years in public service, Gov. Brown is serving the last year of his term, and our State is undeniably in a better position than it was when he took office.
Under Gov. Brown’s leadership, our State’s economy continues to grow and, with a proposed $13.5 billion in the Rainy Day Fund, we are better able to budget responsibly, while also having the funding and resources to adequately invest in programs that will facilitate myriad opportunities for residents of the State.
I commend the Governor’s unfaltering commitment to the environment and combatting climate change. Over the past several months we have endured numerous natural disasters here in California, and I stand with Gov. Brown in thanking the courageous firefighters, first responders, and volunteers who rose to the occasion to help their fellow Californians.
California has much to look forward to, including greater investments in education, new solutions to address our State’s affordable housing crisis, innovative transportation infrastructure projects, expanded funding for wildfire protection, and an increased commitment to renewable energy sources and cap and trade programs.
As the Governor said in his remarks, California was built on dreams and perseverance, and I look forward to another successful year working with Gov. Brown and my colleagues in the Legislature to secure a better future for all Californians.”