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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, released the following statement in response to the Governor’s 2014 State of the State Address:

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi“The Governor’s State of the State Address combined a positive vision for California with a prudent approach to state spending. I share the Governor’s commitment to responsible governance, including his proposals to pay down California’s ‘Wall of Debt’ and the establishment of a healthy rainy day reserve. By adopting these measures, California will become far less vulnerable to the state’s volatile revenue streams and move toward long-term economic stability.

“I also commend the Governor for his continued work on reforms to school funding and the state’s criminal justice system as well as a solid strategy to combat air quality. I agree with the notion that fiscal restraint should not come at the cost of building a better future for our children.

“As the Governor pointed out, with a million new jobs since 2010 and a sizable budgetary surplus, California is definitely on a comeback. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Addressing California’s mounting pension liabilities, saving for leaner economic times and investing wisely in public education and infrastructure will break the boom and bust patterns of past budgets and guide us on our path to even greater prosperity.”

For video of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s response to the Governor’s State of the State, please click here – http://asmdc.org/members/a66/ .

Assemblymember Muratsuchi Praises Governor's State of the State Speech
Watch this video on YouTube.

For audio only, please click here (MP3) – http://www.asmdc.org/audio/20140122SOTSReactMuratsuchi.mp3 .

Assemblymember Muratsuchi represents the 66th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and the unincorporated communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.

Please visit the Assemblymember’s website, http://asmdc.org/members/a66/ for more information.