Assemblymember Berman Responds to Governor’s May Revision to State Budget

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revision to his proposed 2019-2020 state budget:

“As a former executive at a nonprofit that focused on improving access to STEM education in underprivileged communities, I am thrilled that Governor Newsom has proposed to create and fund a California Computer Science Coordinator. This is very similar to the proposal I outlined in AB 20, and I am really pleased that Governor Newsom shares the view that this new position will provide tremendous value as the state implements new computer science standards and strives for every student to have access to computer science courses.

“As chair of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee, the strength and security of our voting systems - the foundation of our Democracy - is of utmost concern to me. I'm grateful to the governor for proposing an additional $87.3 million to replace and upgrade county voting systems throughout California. This investment is critical to the security of California’s election infrastructure.”

 

Contact: Kaitlin Curry, (916) 319-2024