Gov. Jerry Brown’s final address resonates with local legislators

Though Gov. Jerry Brown may have shied away from his usual tack of emphasizing fiscal responsibility and an impending economic downturn at his final State of the State address Thursday, his remarks highlighting the state’s progress on environmental issues, funding for transportation projects and criminal justice reform were received warmly by local lawmakers.

California’s budget draws local reaction

Consistent with a fiscally-prudent legacy Gov. Jerry Brown will leave behind after his final year in office, Wednesday’s unveiling of his $1.37 billion budget proposal was welcomed news to local lawmakers.

San Mateo County representatives cheered a spending plan that outlines filling the state’s rainy-day fund, increasing funding for schools, and allocating the first full round of new gas tax revenue toward transportation.

Berman Responds to Governor's Budget

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget:

“As Chair of the Assembly Elections & Redistricting Committee, I applaud the Governor for his commitment in this budget to strengthening our democracy, and to fair and effective representation.