SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Brown’s 2018 budget proposal:
“With record setting spending, this budget is not fiscally responsible nor does it reflect the priorities of every day Californians to see more tax dollars returned to their wallets.
“With income taxes almost $4 billion more than projected and a substantial budget surplus this illustrates the fact that taxes are simply too high in California. Washington is returning tax dollars to the working Americans, yet Californians continue to experience higher taxes at the pump, on their car registration, and in their paycheck to fund Sacramento’s spending problem.
“Sacramento needs to use its General Fund to pay down the state's monstrous debt, expand our roads, and address the ever-increasing pension costs that will continue to crowd out necessary funding for teachers, law enforcement and essential local services.
“While this initial proposal is just that, a proposal, Sacramento’s recent track record of producing a responsible budget has been disappointing and I challenge my colleagues to produce a budget worthy of our citizens.”