Passadena Now: Senator Portantino Applauds Governor Brown's 2018-2019 Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 11 2018

California Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena, praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 budget which increases funding for education, and boosts the state’s new rainy day fund.

“I applaud the Governor and his proposed budget for 2018-2019, which continues to prioritize California’s K-12 and Higher Education while ensuring future fiscal stability with the increase to the Rainy Day Fund,” Portantino said in a statement. “I am particularly happy the budget increases money for higher education and does not raise tuition. The budget also proposes an investment with $46 million allocated for first time community college tuition waivers and $3 billion for the Local Control Funding Formula.”

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