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Assemblymember Villapudua Applauds Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 Budget Proposal

Focus Remains on Inclusive Recovery, Homelessness, and Public Safety

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton) was encouraged by Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 State Budget that totals $286.4 billion.

“We have the responsibility to deliver a strong and balanced budget that addresses the critical needs of Californians throughout every corner of the state,” said Assemblymember Villapudua. “Today’s proposed budget provides that opportunity to bring further pandemic relief and robust investments for our small businesses, transportation infrastructure, supply logistics, homelessness, and public safety.”

This proposal builds on previous investments to offer comprehensive solutions to our most pressing issues. This $24 billion expansion from our previous budget would allow us to support new and existing projects with historic funds that include:

  • $14 billion to aid our homeless population through Project Homekey, behavioral health support, local government projects, and new housing developments
  • $500 million in tax reliefs for our small businesses, live event venues, and restaurants
  • $150 million in additional COVID-19 relief grants for our small businesses
  • $2.3 billion for port and goods movement infrastructure that will provide:
    • $110 million for workforce training
    • $40 million to ease the process of licensing truck drivers
  • $2 billion for transit and rail projects to relax traffic congestion
  • $1.5 billion to help students transition into the workforce
  • $356 million to bolster law enforcement and local response to hold perpetrators of smash and grab crimes accountable
  • $2.7 billion to ramp up vaccine and testing efforts

My office looks forward to ensuring the constituents of the 13th Assembly District receive the appropriate support from these investments to enhance the Port of Stockton, Valley Link Rail, our workforce at large and the safety and livelihoods of our families.