The new legislative session is well underway and I want to provide an update on what I am working on in the District and the Capitol.
In January, Governor Gavin Newsom began his term as Governor with the California Rises Benefit Event. The event raised nearly 5 million dollars for victims of California wildfires. The event also recognized the thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel who answered the call to service. It was humbling to share the story of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flow and thank the many first responders in attendance for their heroic work on those tragic days.
The inauguration speech given by the Governor continued the message of bringing California together. Governor Newsom, in just a few short months has begun to share his plan for how to move California forward. The 2019 Budget proposal lays out the blueprint of many of the top priorities for the state of California and the Governor.
His administration prioritizes early childhood education, expanding paid family leave, and continues to invest in wildfire prevention and recovery. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly as we dive deeper into the budget.
Assemblymember, 37th Assembly District