Governor Newsom Releases 2023-24 Budget and Assembly Member Santiago Responds

For immediate release:

(Sacramento, CA) Following Governor Newsom’s recent announcement on the 2023-24 January budget, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

“For years, we fought tooth and nail to invest in basic essentials that help ALL Californians weather the soaring prices of today’s inflation storm. Despite the projected $22.5 billion budget deficit, we will continue to prioritize investments in programs that uplift our most vulnerable Californians, especially as we see high inflation prices for staple items such as milk and eggs,” said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago.

“Now is the time to double down on commitments to improve access to affordable healthcare and food for all, to increase historic funding levels to combat homelessness and the housing shortage with accountability and real results, and to continue making higher education debt free for Californians.

Thankfully, our state budget is in a much stronger position than it was during 2008’s fiscal crisis when it was running out of cash. That’s why we will continue to prioritize families and disadvantaged communities so they can afford food, housing, and gas. Let’s get to work!”

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization. He represents the 54th District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Commerce, Montebello, and Vernon.