In these difficult financial times, it is more important than ever that we dedicate scarce state resources in the most efficient and effective manner. I applaud the Governor's initiative to invest in education, including higher education, and provide vitally needed funds to expand access to health care.
While there are signs of economic improvement in many sectors of our economy, we have more work to do.
I remain deeply concerned that many California businesses will continue to struggle under our state's fragile economic environment. Despite these challenges, I look forward to working with the Governor to enact necessary reforms to stimulate business investments and expand job opportunities.