May Revise Gets Good Marks From S.B. Legislators

The May Revise version of the state budget drew praise from Santa Barbara’s state legislators. Assemblymember Das Williams, chair of the Higher Education Committee, commended Gov. Jerry Brown for proposing a nearly $20 billion boost in education funding, including $89 billion for community college enrollments. Both he and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson also lauded the governor’s K-12 funding formula aimed at shifting more resources to the neediest students. Overall, Jackson offered more muted optimism in a statement, expressing concern that funding cuts to the courts were not reversed and that more money isn’t going to early childhood education.

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