California PTA's Recommendations for State Budget
June 4, 2014
The Honorable Mark Leno and The Honorable Nancy Skinner Budget Conference Committee
State Capitol Building, Room #5019
Sacramento, CA 95814
Re: State Budget Recommendations
Dear Senator Leno, Assembly Member Skinner and Members of the Budget Conference Committee:
The California State PTA, representing more than 800,000 members from more than 3,600 local units, including more than 2,100 at Title I schools, urges your consideration of the following important issues related to the state budget.
The state’s improved economy since the Great Recession, plus additional temporary taxes, have resulted in a much stronger revenue outlook than in past years. While it is significant and commendable that state-level discussions about school funding are no longer focused on what or how much to “cut” from budgets, we believe the legislature can and must continue to do even more to support K-12 and early education as top priorities.
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