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Assemblymember Connolly Responds to Governor Newsom's Budget Proposal

For immediate release:


SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Damon Connolly (D-San Rafael) released the following statement in response to the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2023-2024 State Budget proposal.


“I am pleased that the Governor’s budget proposal remains committed to investing in schools, flood infrastructure, homelessness response, and wildfire prevention efforts,” said Assemblymember Connolly. “Although we face uncertain economic conditions, this budget contains no cuts to wildfire mitigation, it funds important flood reduction projects, and includes $13 billion to help our communities address the homelessness crisis. California’s fiscal vigilance has enabled us to continue innovating and addressing critical issues in the North Bay and throughout the State. I look forward to working with my colleagues on this historic budget and bringing key investments back to the North Bay.”


The Governor’s 2023-24 State Budget proposal also includes:

  • $128.5 billion for all K-12 education programs and the highest ever per pupil funding.
  • $202 million to reduce urban flood risk and repair levees. 
  • $4.8 billion to expand universal access to health care regardless of immigration status. 
  • $4.2 billion in grants and investments to support California small businesses.
  • $200 million to support comprehensive family planning and reproductive health care. 
  • $97 million in new investments to combat opioid and fentanyl addiction. 



Assemblymember Connolly represents Assembly District 12, consisting of Marin County and Southern Sonoma County.