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Addis Statement on 2024-2025 State Budget

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO— Following the California Legislature’s passage of the 2024-2025 Budget Act, Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) issued a statement highlighting the focus on protecting essential funding in critical areas such as education, healthcare, climate, housing and safety.

"I thank my colleagues in the legislature, Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas, Senate Pro Temp Mike McGuire, and Governor Gavin Newsom for their leadership and dedication in achieving this milestone.

"This budget ensures that vital areas such as education, healthcare, climate, housing and security receive the necessary funding to support California’s diverse communities. We have secured significant investments in education, maintained essential healthcare funding, and preserved our climate initiatives.

"On the Central Coast, I am especially proud to have advocated for and helped secure critical funding for our communities—including $40 million for land conservation at Wild Cherry Canyon in San Luis Obispo County, $9 million to maintain diaper bank services like those in Santa Cruz, and $3.6 million for important scientific monitoring of offshore wind.

"Despite some reductions, we have strategically allocated resources to balance the budget responsibly; ensuring continued support for our students, and vulnerable populations."

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030