Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's statement on the Governor's budget proposal:
Brown demonstrates that with the $250 million down payment to the University of California and California State University. Additionally, the commitment of $26.9 million to bring public higher education into the 21st Century by making high-demand courses available online aligns with my long-stated goals as a UC Regent and CSU Trustee.
California has returned to a fiscal surplus and we have the voters to thank. Now we must resolve to better stewardship of the people’s resources and continue investing in California again.