Huff Statement on the Signing of the 2013 Budget Act

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement today after the Governor signed the Budget Act of 2013.

“The budget signed today by Governor Brown includes some positive steps forward in education funding and reform but it does not keep the campaign promises made to Californians that all the money from the Proposition 30 tax increases would go to fund schools.

I am disappointed that the ruling party's budget also fails to sufficiently pay down the years of accumulated budget debts or address the nearly $200 billion of unfunded state employee retirement debt because they chose to increase state spending to a new record level in excess of $230 billion instead.

Keeping promises to the people of California on education funding and paying off our state debt load so as not to burden future generations with our mistakes should have been the first priority, but unfortunately that did not happen.”