Senator Gaines on Governor Brown’s Budget Proposals

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s 2012-2013 state budget proposal.

“I agree with Governor Brown that steps must be taken to reduce our wall of debt. But I don’t agree that taxing the California public is the way to do it.”

The tax extensions of 2009 were rejected in every single county in the state. I can’t think of a clearer message to Governor Brown that the people do not want more money taken out of their pockets to fuel overspending in Sacramento. Taxing the job creators will just drive them out of state and make our unemployment problem even worse.

The spending reductions he has proposed are a realistic starting point for the legislature to create a sensible budget that keeps us living within our means.”

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.