Senator Nguyen Issues Statement on Final 2015-2016 Budget Vote

Friday, June 19, 2015

After today's final vote on the 2015-16 State Budget, Senator Janet Nguyen issued the following statement:

"As a taxpayer advocate, I am disappointed that the budget relied heavily on fees and taxes that take money from the pockets of hard working Californians. Noticeably absent were critical reforms, especially those that would have improved service delivery for Medi-Cal recipients, and beneficiaries of human services programs. While I could not support many of the budget trailer bills for their lack of consideration for the needs of Californians, I was proud to support bills that prioritize the educational and financial well being of our residents, including: increasing funding for colleges and universities, helping Veterans pay in-state tuition and supporting the poorest Californians through the Earned Income Tax Credit," said Senator Janet Nguyen.