Sacramento constantly attacks and underfunds charter and non-traditional schools. I believe parents know what’s best for their kids, not bureaucrat politicians and teacher union bosses. As your Senate Republican Leader, I have been effective in advocating for more school choice and fair funding for all schools. In 2023, Democrat lawmakers passed AB 1604, an unfair measure that would have hurt charter schools and the students they serve by imposing harsh restrictions on charter school facility funding. I strongly urged Governor Newsom to veto this bill, and I'm pleased that he heeded my call and vetoed the bill.