Senator Huff Issues Statement in Response to Governor's Budget

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) released the following statement in response to the Governor’s proposed 2012-2013 budget:

“The Governor’s plan is a good first step but relies far too much on a $7 billion tax hike that voters are likely to reject. Senate Republicans are pleased to hear the Governor admit that the economy is improving. Revenues are up by 3.5% this year and are projected to grow at a faster pace in the years to come. We remain focused on working with the Governor and our colleagues in the Legislature to reduce the wall of debt and to adopt the reforms needed to make California government more efficient, effective and competitive.  The anticipated growth in revenues will help us to bring spending in line with revenues without a $7 billion increase in taxes.”