"State of the State"

Address by Governor Brown    



In the State Assembly, Tuesday January 24th, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in response to the Governor Brown’s State of the State Speech:     

“The central theme of Governor Brown’s State of the State address this year was the assumption that the Legislature will be called on to defend the people of California from the actions of the new federal administration.  I am disappointed with the tone of the Governor’s speech, and I feel his defensive posture towards the new administration is premature at best. It’s an enormous disservice to our state to assume that California’s new relationship with Washington will be an adversarial one.   

“I feel that California should focus instead on the tremendous opportunity that collaboration with the federal government presents.  The new President has just committed to invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure projects throughout the country. Since California is currently one of only 11 states that is a net tax donor to the federal government, we can make a compelling case that a substantial portion of that investment should occur here.

We have urgent infrastructure needs such as repairs to our crumbling roads and highways and construction of new water storage projects that would be of enormous benefit to our state. 

 “I am encouraged that the Governor ended his address on a positive note.  He acknowledged that we are Californians first and urged the Legislature to work together in the spirit of bipartisan cooperation to set an example for the rest of the country. I came to Sacramento to get things done and I look forward to working with my colleagues to improve the lives of all Californians.”


California Governor Jerry Brown

Addressed the State Assembly

January 24, 2017