ASSEMBLYMEMBER ED CHAU STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D – Monterey Park) released the following statement upon announcement of the Governor’s 2018-2019 State budget proposal:
“Governor Brown’s proposed budget demonstrates his constant and steady commitment to shore up a strong reserve for California to draw upon during the next recession, and I applaud him for that. It has been a long road to recovery for our state, and we in the Legislature have worked responsibly and diligently with this Administration to increase our revenue, while paying down our debt.
“As we look to the future and finalizing the budget with Governor Brown, I remain committed to continuing to work toward making positive and meaningful investments in California’s education and economy in order to foster job creation, help small businesses, ensure meaningful access to justice within our judicial system, and assisting our local law enforcement in its efforts to reduce crime.
“As Chair of the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, I believe that safeguarding our state’s cybersecurity infrastructure is crucial, so I am pleased to see an investment by the Governor of $10.4 million for Caltrans to develop an enterprise privacy office to address its ongoing cyber security needs, while also making investments in existing state systems, such as assisting all 58 counties in replacing their voting systems and technologies through a one-time augmentation of $134.3 million.”