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Assemblymember Mike Fong Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2024-2025 Budget Proposal

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Mike Fong (D – Alhambra) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year:

“Expanding access to higher education and supporting our students has always been my priority. I appreciate the work on this draft budget and understand the difficulty and challenges that the 2024-25 fiscal year presents; however, I am disappointed in the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the Student Housing Revolving Loan Fund and provide no allocation to implement the 2022 Cal Grant Reform Act. We must continue to find new ways to increase accessibility to higher education, especially for our most vulnerable communities who need these vital resources to complete higher education.

As an avid supporter of career education, I support the Governor’s goal to ensure our students are prepared to enter the workforce. Developing a Master Plan for Career Education will require collaboration with diverse stakeholders and the Legislature. As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I look forward to working with the Governor’s office and all parties on this critical issue,” said Assemblymember Mike Fong (D-Alhambra).