Senator Lena Gonzalez Issues Statement on Governor Newsom's 2023-24 State Budget Proposal

January 10, 2023

Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement on the 2023-24 state budget proposal released by Governor Gavin Newsom today:

"I appreciate the Governor's commitment to building a resilient budget that maintains investments in key priorities and I look forward to working together with his administration and my colleagues in the State Legislature on how we can develop a comprehensive and balanced budget that promotes California’s values and goals. As Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, I believe clean transportation equity investments are an essential component of California's climate commitment and critical to protecting the health and future of our communities. This legislative session, I plan to introduce a bill that builds off the momentum of my past legislation in collaboration with Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes, ensures we move forward on California's Clean Transportation Program and promotes a dialogue to identify sustainable funding to reduce transportation-related emissions and improve air quality for a healthier future for our families, especially those historically overburdened by pollution.”

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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 family.