Funding for Veterans’ Homes Now Rests with the Governor
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) announced Wednesday the Senate Budget Committee followed the Assembly’s lead yesterday by approving $10.6 million be allocated to begin partial opening of the Fresno and Redding Veterans Homes.
“The Legislature is sending a clear message to the Governor that our veterans are a priority,” Assemblymember Perea said. “This fight is not over yet. Today’s caravan to the Fresno Veterans’ Home confirms our commitment that we will not give up until veterans get what they have earned with their service and sacrifice.”
Assemblymember Perea will hand deliver the 1,300 letters of support he has collected to Governor Brown this week. Veterans and supporters of the home are encouraged to contact Brown’s office to encourage his approval at (916) 445-2841 phone, (916) 558-3160 fax.
Governor Brown is expected to receive the Legislature’s budget proposal by the end of this week.
Should the Governor approve the restoration of $10.6 million in the 2012-2013 budget, ramp-up operations at the Fresno and Redding facilities would begin in January 2013. Veterans could be admitted as early as July 2013—six months earlier than Governor Brown’s proposal.
Assemblymember Henry T. Perea represents the 31st District in the California State Assembly which includes the central San Joaquin Valley communities of Cutler-Orosi, Dinuba, Firebaugh, Fowler, Kerman, Mendota, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, San Joaquin, Selma and the city of Fresno.
Contact: Alisha Gallon 661-364-3655