SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Josh Hoover (R-Folsom) issued the following statement on Gov. Newsom’s 2023-24 budget proposal:

“I appreciate Governor Newsom’s proposed investments in flood protection and levee safety. I look forward to working with him to make sure Sacramento County receives adequate resources in these areas. However, I am disappointed that his budget does not make progress toward increasing water storage infrastructure that our state desperately needs to avoid rationing and prepare for future droughts.

“I am also glad to hear the Governor demand results and accountability on solving our homelessness crisis. That should start with a full audit of state homelessness spending in California, which I will be proposing later this year. His support for this audit would go a long way toward ensuring the results and accountability that he seeks.”

Josh Hoover represents Assembly District 7, which includes the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova and the unincorporated communities of Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Foothill Farms, Gold River, Mather, McClellan Park, North Highlands, Orangevale, and Rosemont.