Stone Releases Statement on State Budget Passage

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has released the following statement on the passage of the state budget:

“This balanced, on-time, fiscally responsible budget invests in public schools, makes college more affordable, and truly prioritizes the needs of the most vulnerable Californians.

We have reinvested in our students with new funding to K-12 schools and early childhood education.  Students at UC and CSU schools will enjoy more financial aid opportunities and lower tuition.

We are helping lift more Californians out of poverty by allocating $240 million to benefit our state’s poorest families by repealing the Maximum Family Grant, an unjust rule that contributed to a generation of childhood poverty.  This repeal acknowledges this injustice and will help reduce inequality amongst Californians.  We also increased access to childcare and preschool for families with a $530 million investment.

Overall, my voice, and by extension, the voices of my constituents in the 29th Assembly District, was heard throughout the budget process.”

Assemblymember Stone’s website:  www.asmdc.org/stone