Rep. Jimenez: Emergency Funding for Human Services Needed, but not the Ultimate Answer

Statement of Rep. Jimenez:

“Senate Bill 2038 passed by the House today will help desperately struggling service providers in our community that have been caught in the middle of the ongoing budget stalemate.  It will provide nearly $700 million to fund services for our most vulnerable, and it’s available immediately from the Commitment to Human Services Fund and other state funds.  But it’s important to stress that this is temporary, emergency funding only.  We need to continue to work across party lines to pass a responsible, full-year budget agreement that will ensure a stable funding source for these needed services and for all of our priorities,” said State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove).