Statement From the Governor's Office


6-23-2011

SACRAMENTO - The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., today issued the following statement in response to the Senate Republican Caucus:

“The Governor’s plan to fix California’s budget has been consistent since January 10: a balance of deep spending cuts and a vote on temporary tax extensions. Republicans blocked a June vote on a balanced budget, which created the need for a bridge to protect schools and public safety from devastating cuts.

For them to claim otherwise now is simply untrue.

Today they’ve again shown what they’re best at—grandstanding without solving problems. We could have had regulatory reform, a spending cap and pension reform—without a bridge—in March.

If they think the state budget can be balanced without tax extensions, then they should show that plan to the people.”

Gil Duran
Press Secretary

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