Senator Lena Gonzalez Issues Statement on 2021-22 Budget Passed by Legislature and Signed by Governor Newsom

July 14, 2021
SACRAMENTO – Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in response to the unprecedented 2021-22 state budget signed by Governor Newsom: 
 
“The 2021-22 State Budget will provide much needed relief to families, businesses, and individuals across the state. Through bold initiatives, such as $12 billion in direct stimulus payments for nearly two-thirds of Californians, $12 billion to address homelessness, and free universal preschool and free transitional kindergarten, this historic budget will help tackle some of the most difficult challenges we face today. I am thankful to my colleagues in the Legislature and Governor Newsom for their leadership and collaboration, and I look forward to continued conversations as we vote on further budget implementation bills later this week."
 
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Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which includes the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her husband Adam and three sons.