SACRAMENTO – Today, the Governor released his 2018-19 budget proposal. Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) released the following response to the budget proposal:
“California taxpayers pay an enormous cost to support state government and they should expect their contributions to be spent wisely and responsibly.
“The state budget is projected to receive higher than expected revenue from taxpayers. Senate Republicans believe these unexpected revenues should be used to invest in the safety and health of our neighborhoods, increase our rainy day reserve, and accelerate debt repayment.
“We have an extraordinary opportunity to limit the debt and pension burden we have bestowed on the next generation, while increasing investment to local government priorities that most directly impact the daily lives of all their residents.
“It is my hope the majority party will take this opportunity as seriously as my Republican colleagues and use these unexpected resources wisely and responsibly.”