Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's statement on the Governor's budget proposal


Today's 2013-2014 budget proposal is a welcome relief from recent years. Governor Jerry Brown's commitment to sustainable balance and surpluses is evident in a budget that invests in our priorities.

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.