Hurtado Issues Statement on Governor’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal

January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement today after Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2021-22 State Budget:

“This budget provides relief to workers and businesses hit hard by the pandemic so we can get back to ensuring all Californians have opportunities to thrive. While much more needs to be done, I strongly support the Governor’s early focus on providing targeted relief to low-income Californians, investing an additional $575 million in grants for small businesses and waiving state fees for mom and pop operations devastated by the pandemic. We must also invest in key water and healthcare infrastructure projects with an eye on ensuring rural California, and the Central Valley, gets its fair share.”

About Senator Melissa Hurtado


Senator Melissa Hurtado represents a new generation of Latina leaders as the youngest woman ever elected to the California State Senate, where she represents parts of Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties. Melissa is the daughter of immigrant parents and is the first in her family to graduate college. As Chair of the Human Services Committee in the State Senate, she has fought to expand access to healthcare, quality schools and good paying jobs. In July 2020, she was appointed to the national Biden Latino Leadership Committee alongside former Labor Secretary and current Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis — the only two California Latinas on the committee.