Senator Dodd Comments on May Budget Revise
SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued this statement Friday in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision, released Friday:
“Wildfire recovery and reducing fire risk must be top priorities in the state’s budget,” Senator Dodd said. “Governor Brown’s revised budget makes thoughtful improvements in these areas. I am grateful that the governor has proposed $29.1 million to waive the local match for the cost of debris removal for Northern California counties. Along with the property tax loss backfill he proposed in January, this funding will aid in recovery and help our local governments provide critical services.”
The Senator also said: “I will be working with Governor Brown and my colleagues in the Legislature to further advance our disaster recovery and preparedness efforts. This is the governor’s last budget and he has continued his record of outlining thoughtful spending. It is absolutely critical that the state pay down debts and build our rainy day fund, while investing in essential services like education.”
Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.