Asm. Santiago to Fight for People Amidst Doomsday Budget

Thursday, May 14, 2020

(Sacramento, CA) – On the heels of the Governor’s May Budget Revise, which outlined a plan to confront the projected $54.3 billion budget deficit, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

"Today's doomsday budget proposal is devastating," said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago. “While we must brace ourselves for some trying times, we must not lose sight of our core values and priorities. As the representative of the second poorest district in our state, I will continue to prioritize solutions to homelessness and the creation of affordable housing through an ongoing funding investment in AB 3300. I will also fight to close the digital divide for our K-12 students, serve food to our most vulnerable, and protect workers and jobs from all sectors. California has proven to be resilient during dark times, and, together, we will overcome."

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance and the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Los Angeles County Homelessness. He also sits on the Assembly Committees on Public Safety, Health, Higher Education and Utilities and Energy. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.