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Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo's Statement on the Governor’s 2023-24 State Budget, May Revision

For immediate release:
  • Jenna Sickenius
  • (303) 912 -0133

"Today, Governor Newsom released his revision to the 2023-24 Fiscal Year State Budget.  As we expected, the revenue forecast is for an even larger shortfall, by $9.3 billion, than initially projected in January.

I am pleased to see the Governor has maintained a commitment to more than $15 billion in funding for solutions to homelessness, including increased funding for health care and mental health services. I also support his proposal for a Behavioral Health Bond. Additionally, I was pleased to see his expressed commitment to addressing the opioid and fentanyl crisis.

Ultimately, it is both houses of the Legislature who will draft a final state budget which is sent to the Governor, so I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Governor to finalize a balanced budget that funds our schools, keeps our communities safe, and protects our most vulnerable.

Given the projected shortfall, we have our work cut out for us, but I am confident we can get this done by the June 15th Constitutional deadline."

Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 40th Assembly District, representing the Northwest San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley. Upon her election, she was appointed as Assistant Majority Whip by the Speaker of the Assembly. Prior to her election, Assemblywoman Schiavo was a Nurse Advocate and Small Business Owner who worked in the labor movement for more than 20 years. Throughout her career, Assemblywoman Schiavo helped deliver healthcare, including reproductive healthcare, to more than one million people. In the Northwest San Fernando Valley, she co-founded an organization that helped secure housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness, has delivered more than 50,000 meals to people in need, and increased resources to help keep our communities safe. Assemblywoman Schiavo lives in Chatsworth with her daughter Sofia where they love to hike in the Santa Susana Mountains.