Assemblymember O’Donnell Applauds Budget Agreement

Friday, June 8, 2018

Chair of Assembly Education Committee is pleased that the state is living within its means while prioritizing funding for schools

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Friday in response to the 2018-19 budget agreement adopted by the Budget Conference Committee:

“I support the budget agreement that enables the state to live within its means and fully funds the reserve accounts while prioritizing funding for our schools.  As a member of the Budget Committee, I look forward to voting on a budget that substantially increases funding for K-12 schools and increases college enrollment.

“As a parent, a teacher, and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, I applaud the allocation of $150 million for K-12 vocational/career technical education programs.  The Career Technical Incentive Grant program is set to expire this year and the Legislature has successfully saved this program with these funds.  Vocational/career technical education programs not only reduce drop-out rates, but strengthen the California workforce and economy in the long term.”  

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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                            CONTACT: Paige Pelonis

June 8, 2018                                                                                                    (562) 429-0470

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