Dodd Statement on Gov’s Proposed Budget

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) issued the following statement today on the announcement of Governor Brown’s proposed 2018-19 state budget:

“Supporting wildfire recovery and reducing fire risk must be top priorities in the budget. I believe Governor Brown’s budget reflects a thoughtful starting point for this year’s budget negotiations. I will be working with the Administration and my colleagues in the Legislature to expand our efforts on disaster recovery and preparedness. This will be Governor Brown’s final budget, and he has continued his record of proposing thoughtful spending. It’s absolutely critical that the state pay down debts and building our rainy day fund, while investing in critical services. Education is one of those critical services. We know that expanding preschool access will improve student success and lifetime incomes, and I will be pushing for real progress towards the goal of universal preschool.”

Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at