Senator Bradford Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2023-2024 Budget Proposal

January 10, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement on the Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 budget:

“As many Californians are struggling to pay for groceries, housing, and gas, the state faces its own money concerns. A projected budget shortfall of about $24 billion will challenge the Legislature and the Governor to ensure our investments will provide services to those Californians who need them the most. The Governor’s proposed budget is a step in the right direction. I look forward to the budget process and will work to make sure any adjustments to investments in jobs, healthcare, education and public safety are viewed under a lens of equity. Those communities who have been marginalized and are the most vulnerable must be the key focus of our efforts and the recipients of our results.”


Senator Bradford is Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications and represents the Los Angeles County communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.