I want to share some important budget and legislative highlights from the year that will impact our community and state.
Regarding the state budget, the Legislature approved a balanced, on-time spending plan that made historic investments in public education, expanded access to healthcare and made critical investments to protect the environment, pay down the state’s debt and build important rainy days reserves to protect the state from economic uncertainty.
The Legislature also had one of the most productive years in memory, addressing a number of issues important to residents in the greater Sacramento area and affirming California’s progressive approach to the challenges that face us. From making a generational investment in our roads and highways, working to address homelessness and the growing housing crisis, showing global leadership in our fight against climate change and protecting our undocumented friends and neighbors, and working closely with Governor Jerry Brown, we demonstrated what can be accomplished when Californians work together for the greater good.
I am especially grateful for the many phone calls, emails, letters and tweets I received from constituents throughout the 7th Assembly District that provided important feedback and input into our budget and legislative successes.
As I prepare for the 2018 legislative year, I welcome your ideas and suggestions for potential legislation. Please feel free to email me your ideas to: Assemblymember.McCarty@Assembly.ca.gov or call the District Office at (916) 324-4676.
It is an honor to represent you in the California State Assembly.
Assemblymember, 7th District