Berman Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s May Revision to the California 2018-19 Budget:
“As Chair of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, I am pleased that the May Revision includes roughly $1 million for the Secretary of State’s office to enhance its Cyber Security Program. As we heard from numerous experts at a joint hearing earlier this year, these funds are critical to mitigating cyberthreats that undermine the integrity of our elections.
“However, as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Census, I had hoped that the May Revision would include additional resources for census outreach. Since the January Budget was released, the Trump Administration has added an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census, which will further exacerbate challenges reaching our hard-to-count population. More funding is needed to ensure every Californian is counted, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Brown Administration to address that need.”
Contact: Kaitlin Curry, (916) 319-2024