FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2016
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Huff Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal
SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Emeritus Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) issued the following response to the budget plan unveiled by the Governor earlier today:
“It’s not a terrible plan and contains elements that I like and some things that I don’t agree with. I do support the Governor’s plan to add more money than necessary to the state’s Rainy Day Fund because it’s always a prudent move to plan for the next economic downturn. I’m also pleased that the Governor has largely resisted the urge to increase spending on many social programs or create new programs that demand ongoing funding. These are the priorities shared by Senate Republicans.”
“At the same time, I don’t think it’s wise or prudent to start taxing the health care plans of all Californians or increase taxes or fees to pay for California’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. Many Senate Republicans agree with the Governor that more investment is needed in our roads, bridges and highways. But with the State of California now flush with cash, I think the wisest choice is to adopt a pay as you go formula and use existing resources to pay for the upgrades we really need.”
Senator Huff is the Senate Minority Leader Emeritus and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.