Thurmond: New Budget Helps Those in Need, Fiscally Responsible

Friday, June 17, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), Chair of Budget Sub-Committee #1 on Health and Human Services, says the 2016/17 budget approved by the State Legislature provides funding for programs to help the neediest Californians, expands education opportunities and sets aside $2-billion in the state’s “rainy day” fund. Specifically it increases funding for foster care programs, community policing and the CalWorks Housing Support Program, while also eliminating the Maximum Family Grant allowing almost 100-thousand families to receive aid. Here’s more from Assemblymember Thurmond in this Assembly Access video.