"When I rolled out my supplemental budget in December, I prioritized homelessness and sheltering options for local governments. I am glad to see the House and Senate budget proposals also recognize that funding for homelessness and housing are essential this year. I am confident that the final budget will bring people indoors.
“Any final budget must also support our state’s workforce needs. I thank both the House and Senate for including full funding for the Job Skills program. This investment is an important tool to help businesses retain valuable talent and mid-career workers gain new skills.
“I will work with House and Senate leaders on fully funding Career Connected Learning this session, which my budget proposal would do. This innovative, statewide program is growing and expanding to make sure youth and young adults receive practical career experience.
“I look forward to a compromise with the House and Senate in the remaining weeks of the session.”