(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement today in response to the legislature passing the 2016-17 state budget:
“Once again, we delivered an on-time, balanced and fiscally responsible budget for California. We deposited over $6 billion into the Rainy Day Fund to prepare for a future economic crisis. During the recession, important programs had funding stripped and too many Californians suffered the consequences. Investing in the Rainy Day Fund will help keep us on track if the economy takes another turn.
In addition, I am thrilled that the budget includes $15 million to fund California’s College Promise Innovation Grant Program. I introduced Assembly Bill 1741 and have been working with Assemblymember O’Donnell to create incentives for local communities to establish regional college Promise programs. College Promise programs help to even the playing field so that all students have an opportunity to attend and succeed in college.”
Assemblymember Rodriguez will be hosting a press conference to discuss California’s College Promise. Details are as follows:
Friday, June 17th
Chaffey High School
In front of the GWS Auditorium
1245 N. Euclid Ave
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez
Assemblymember Jose Medina
(Tentative) Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President of Long Beach City College
Matt Holton, Superintendent of Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Dr. James Hammond, Superintendent of Ontario Montclair School District
Dr. Henry Shannon, President of Chaffey Community College
Assemblymember Rodriguez is Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Joint Committee on Emergency Management. He represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.