Senator Chang Responds to COVID-19 Response Budget

Monday, March 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after the Legislature approved the package of budget bills responding to COVID-19:

“Today we came together to fund critical programs to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide resources to those hit economically. While the budget gives the governor more flexibility to spend funds than I would normally support, we are in a quickly evolving crisis that demands flexibility and rapid responses from our state leaders. However, I will be watching these expenditures very closely to ensure they are dedicated to COVID-19 response and spent responsibly.

“Californians will be stretching their budgets, reorganizing their lives, and losing significant income to their businesses.  Now more than ever, we need to ensure every tax-dollar spent is efficient and targeted to make the most impact. We all need to work together to limit the spread of this virus.”