Senator Bob Wieckowski prioritizes funding legal aid in the upcoming budget year.
Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont)
January 7, 2016
In his statement issued in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal, Senator Bob Wieckowski emphasizes the importance of funding legal aid, noting:
“California has seen an amazing turnaround since emerging out of the Great Recession. By making tough choices and confronting our big challenges, we have strengthened our finances and built up our reserves. The Governor’s budget continues this trend and makes crucial investments in key programs . . . . As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I know the state must take a greater role in funding legal aid to improve equal access to our judicial system and the fair administration of justice. These services help low-income families escape domestic violence, avoid homelessness and resolve many other problems that threaten the health and safety of families and children.”Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid, Funding: State & Local