- Created on Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:57
- Written by Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Today, Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) made the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s budget announcement:
The Governor has put forth a proposal that builds on the fiscal stability we have achieved, and it’s a good starting point. I’m glad to see that K-12 and higher education are prioritized. I look forward to reading through the details of the proposal, looking particularly at impacts for rural communities, local economic development, and struggling families. The budget proposal includes changes to the Enterprise Zone program, to be made through new regulations. As the former chair of the Assembly Jobs Committee, and with three zones in our region, I understand how significant the program is for economic development in underserved and historically disadvantaged communities. I have sought to advance sensible reforms to the Enterprise Zone program such as those in my current bill AB 28. I am committed to working with the Governor’s office and through the budget process to uphold the intent of the program and to ensure any changes do not harm our small businesses and local economic recovery.