SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today issued the following statement regarding the Democrats’ most recent budget plan: “This is the fourth Democrat majority vote budget attempt this year, and the fourth time I have voted ‘no’ on their budget package.”
“Our plea for real pension reform, a hard spending cap, job creation and a change in the way government does business is clearly falling on deaf ears. Instead, this budget relies largely on the hope that an additional $5.2 billion in new tax revenues will miraculously appear in the treasury. Should that additional revenue not materialize, education and public safety will pay the price with deep spending cuts.”
“I’m not willing to hedge that kind of a bet when our economy is still struggling and the unemployment rate continues to hover at 12 percent.”
“I’ve said this time and time again – we need to enact serious, long-term solutions that will not only prevent future financial meltdowns, but will encourage job creation and allow California’s economy to recover.”
Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.