Statement: SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas Applauds Agreement on California State Budget (FY 2023-24) and Permitting Reforms

“SVLG applauds Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders for their leadership in reaching a comprehensive and pragmatic budget agreement that will enable streamlining the permitting process for critical clean infrastructure projects. These common sense reforms are essential to strengthen California’s competitiveness and support innovation at a time of continued economic uncertainty, while also accelerating progress on California’s ambitious climate goals. Importantly, the budget agreement framework also includes critical funding for CHIPS manufacturing and to address the challenges of the transit fiscal cliff as well as the housing and homelessness crisis. These investments continue to lay the groundwork for private sector growth that can be leveraged for maximum economic impact.”