SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brough (R – Dana Point) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s State of the State:
“I am pleased that Governor Newsom acknowledges that California’s middle-class is reaching a breaking point. That is especially true when it comes to the high cost of housing. However, with growing uncertainty about the economy, we have to be careful with our budget priorities and unsustainable ongoing programs.
“The real challenge to balancing the family checkbook in California has become increasingly more difficult as the price of gas, rent and insurance keeps climbing. Orange County residents are spending nearly a third of their earnings on putting a roof over their head; transportation spending is up 10 percent over the past 5 years – coming in at about 4 percent higher than the U.S. average.
“I look forward to working with the new Governor on making California’s affordability the priority of the state, and focus on key issues like housing costs and job creation to help the working families and individuals in this state.”