“Californians deserve a budget that works for everyone!”

Budget Committee Vice Chair Obernolte Responds

to Governor’s Budget 



Tuesday January 10, 2017 ____ Sacramento, California, Assembly Budget Committee Vice-Chairman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Brown’s 2017-18 budget proposal. 

“Californians deserve a budget that works for everyone. I am pleased that Governor Brown is proposing a responsible spending plan in the light of the economic uncertainties facing California. However, the budget should focus on fixing existing state programs that are failing before committing more money to new programs.”

“We need to help Californian’s learn job skills for the 21st century, fix the state’s failing Denti-Cal program, invest in repairs to California’s crumbling infrastructure, and solve the housing crisis that is causing California’s poverty rate to be the highest in the nation.” 

These are the real issues facing people across our state, and they should be a priority in any budget discussion. 

“Unfortunately, this budget also continues to ignore the state’s out-of-control pension debts and retiree health care liabilities.  These debts are growing larger by the day, and they steal resources from vital programs like education, health care, and public safety.  Any truly balanced budget must address these threats to our financial stability.” 

33rd District


Jay Obernolte

Represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.