CLSA Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Revised May Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2016
Media Contact:
Will Zasadny, Associate Director, Communications
Tel: 619-961-8848

California Life Sciences Association Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Revised May Budget Proposal

SacramentoCalifornia Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the nation’s largest statewide life sciences public policy and business solutions organization representing over 750 of California’s life sciences innovators today released the following statement regarding the 2016-2017 May Revision of Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal. This statement may be attributed to Todd Gillenwater, CLSA’s Executive Vice President, Advocacy & External Relations:

“We are encouraged by Gov. Brown’s efforts to increase healthcare quality and access and applaud his effort for funding MediCal benefits to the 185,000 children in most need of healthcare. But we have ongoing concerns about legislative proposals that would dramatically hamper research, development and patients’ access to new life-saving medicines.

“SB 1010 would prioritize paperwork and bureaucracy over research and development, inhibit medical progress and, instead of improving patient access and affordability, place patients in California at the end of the line. We urge all Sacramento decision makers to stand with patients in encouraging medical progress, and continuing to support research and innovation. On behalf of the more than 750 life sciences organizations we represent, California Life Sciences Association opposes SB 1010.”

Click here to view the 2016 – 2017 May Revision to the Governor’s Budget.


About California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) is the leading voice driving innovation for California’s life sciences sector. We work closely with industry, government, academia and other stakeholders to shape public policy, drive business solutions and grow California’s life sciences innovation ecosystem. CLSA serves over 750 biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged to create the state’s most influential life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization. Visit CLSA at, and follow us on Twitter @CALifeSciences, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Will Zasadny
Associate Director, Communications