Senator Melendez Responds to Governor Newsom's 2021 - 2022 Budget

Today, California State Senator Melissa Melendez (R- Lake Elsinore) responded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021 - 2022 budget:

California is in complete disarray under Governor Newsom's management of the 2020 COVID crisis. His recently released budget provides no help to fix the EDD disaster where billions of dollars in unemployment have found their way into the hands of fraudsters. This budget provides no reopening plan nor the necessary relief for small businesses; it provides no successful roadmap to alleviate the growing housing, homelessness and mental health crises; and it provides no actionable help to the millions of school aged children who are falling behind academically.  Now is not the time to spend taxpayer dollars on fantasyland narratives when so many everyday Californians are struggling to make ends meet.”