California State Treasurer John Chiang talks about his campaign for governor


A race to fill the long-standing shoes of Gov. Jerry Brown. Many candidates, including State Treasurer John Chiang. The man, in charge of the money.

“I’m doing for the state, what every family does with their own lives.”

Pushing for a universal healthcare system, by pushing back against companies over-charging for medications and auditing companies profiting off the state.

“We don’t want our families to go bankrupt when there’s a diagnosis that’s devastating to a particular family,” Chiang said. 

Chiang also moving money around, when it comes to education.

“A dollar saved is a dollar we can use in the classroom.”

And when it comes to the current state-housing crisis…

“People ought to be able to live in the communities that they work in, we want a better quality of life,” Chiang said. “I want people to understand that on a consistent basis, the state will allow for those tax credits, so that those in the private sector, whether for-profit or non-profit, have the ability to get support to build affordable housing.”

Immigration, one of the biggest issues. Especially for a state facing a federal lawsuit over its Sanctuary State legislation.

Chiang says he supports SB54, also known as the California Values Act, and would defend it as governor.

“We need to make sure that the federal government steps up and comes together with a sound immigration policy,” Chiang said. 

Reporting in Fresno, Megan Rupe. 

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