SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Joe Patterson, R-Rocklin, today made the following statement in regards to Governor Newsom’s 2023-24 Budget Proposal.  Assemblyman Patterson pledges to fight for the quality-of-life residents enjoy in Placer and El Dorado Counties while ensuring that his constituents have a voice in the State Legislature.

 “Today the Governor revealed his 2023-24 state budget proposal facing a $22 billion deficit just one year after a record surplus of $98 billion. Unfortunately, our state wasted away a lot of those dollars and didn’t spend enough on one-time expenses improving our water storage, roads, or fire prevention and now we are stuck facing painful cuts.”

“I am pleased that the Governor recognizes the importance of my legislation to put Narcan/naloxone in schools to help combat fentanyl poisoning occurring to our youth. The Governor has included $3.5 million for schools to purchase at least two doses, which is aligned with the goals of my legislation, Assembly Bill 19.”

If passed and signed by the Governor, AB 19 would require every public school in California to maintain two doses of naloxone on campus. Click here for more information.