featured graphic for California State Senator Dave Min representing District 37 during COVID-19

California State Senator Dave Min responds to Gov. Newsom’s state budget proposal

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today released the following statement upon Governor Gavin Newsom’s unveiling of the California Comeback Plan, the biggest economic recovery plan in state history:

“We need the California Comeback Plan at this time of recovery,” Min said. “I appreciate the plan’s thoughtful approach to tackling the state’s most pressing issues, including small business relief, housing and homeless, education and addressing the recent surge of API hate crimes. I thank the Governor for putting the people of California first and outlining a plan to deliver critical relief to people. In the coming days and weeks, I will be working closely with my fellow members of the Budget Committee to pass this important relief package.”

Important provisions of the $100 billion California Comeback Plan include:

  • Distributing $600 Golden State Stimulus Checks to two out of three Californians.
  • Investing an additional $1.5 billion to the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program, which Min led the effort to expand earlier this year.
  • Reimagining education over the long run — working toward universal Pre-K, creating college savings accounts for 3.7 million kids and reducing class sizes.
  • Building infrastructure, including broadband for all and creating a modern transportation system.
  • Combating wildfires and climate change with $2 billion for firefighting equipment and land and forest management.
  • Expanding Victims of Crime Act services with $100 million for community-based responses through California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Program.

About California State Senator Dave Min

Dave Min represents California State Senate District 37, which is located in Orange County and includes the communities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park.

Dave was a University of California Irvine law professor and a former economic policy staffer in the United States Senate and for the Center for American Progress. He began his legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission to protect the retirement security of seniors, turning down high paying jobs to serve the public interest. Dave and his wife Jane live and work in Irvine, where they are raising their three young children.