SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) responds to the passage of California’s 2020-21 State Budget. 

“I am elated that the final budget rejects the proposed closure of the Barstow Veterans Home.  We’ve won the first battle to save this critical facility, but we must continue fighting the war,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement on the passage of California’s 2020-21 State Budget: 

“In this budget, the Legislature closes a $54 billion deficit using a combination of budget deferrals, billions in borrowing, a $4.4 billion tax increase on businesses, and depletion of most of our reserves. While we were able to protect vital services this year, unfortunately these budget gimmicks merely defer difficult decisions about reducing state spending and will only create larger budget deficits in the future.”

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revision budget proposal calling for the closure of the Barstow Veterans Home.

“I am extremely disappointed that Governor Newsom is proposing to close our veteran home in Barstow due to the State’s budget deficit. It’s unconscionable to balance the budget on the backs of our veterans and even worse to displace the 200 residents who currently call this home – some who have lived here ever since it opened.”

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s “May Revise” budget proposal: 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in response to the passage of two emergency budget bills to mitigate the effects of COVID-19:

 

Assembly Bill 5 is easily one of the most destructive bills I have seen during my tenure in Sacramento, and definitely the bill with the most far-reaching and consequential impacts on California workers. Passed last year and now California state law, AB 5 severely limits independent contracting, costing thousands of workers not only their jobs but their means of supporting themselves and their families.