Senator Jim Beall: Reducing Debt, a Step in the Right Direction
SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall issues the following statement regarding the Governor’s proposed budget:
“Right now, we have the revenue to not only begin undoing the damage created by the recession but to prepare for fiscal emergencies. Paying down the debts owed to our schools, setting up a prudent reserve fund, and bolstering college funding are priorities for California’s future.
“The Governor’s decision to restore some of the lost funding for human services, medical, and mental health is a positive step. Increasing access to mental health services is a wise investment that will keep people out of jail and prison and save taxpayer dollars.