Senate Leader Atkins, Budget Chair Skinner Applaud Remarkable, Responsible Final Budget Passed By Legislature

June 29, 2022

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement on the 2022-23 final budget passed by the Senate and Assembly today:

“With the budget the Senate passed today, we are putting our state’s wealth to work, providing $17 billion in relief for Californians facing higher prices at the gas pump and in the grocery store, and putting away record reserves for possible future downturns. Funding for important climate and wildfire efforts, schools, broadband, transportation, and other programs will benefit Californians for generations, as does our clear commitment to abortion rights and services in the aftermath of Roe—and beyond.

"This budget is as responsible as it is remarkable, and is the product of the progressive revenue system put in place by voters, tireless work from the budget committees and subcommittees, and a strong partnership between the Governor, Senate, and Assembly. California Democrats have created equitable, purposeful, sensible budgets for over a decade and this is one of the best.”