Assemblymember McCarty’s Statement on Governor’s May Revise

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding Governor’s May Revise:

"The Governor's revised budget provides a good starting point as we begin our final budget negotiations.  Strong revenues project our state's economic stability and an opportunity to address poverty by establishing an earned income tax credit for the working poor.  While I welcome the Governor’s plan to maintain access and affordability in the University of California, I believe we can do better, to rightly focus the UC in adopting additional efficiencies to address long term costs.  As we begin to finalize our budget in the next month, we look forward to working with the Governor on increasing opportunities with investments in child care and state preschool. "