TRAVIS ALLEN, ASSEMBLYMAN, 72nd DISTRICT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2016
Assemblyman Travis Allen’s Response to Assembly Democrats’ Blank Check Budget
Assemblyman Allen (R-Huntington Beach) voted “NAY” on the Assembly 2016-2017 budget proposal
“Today, Sacramento Democrats all voted in support of a budget that has an unknown cost, but is estimated to easily exceed the Governor’s record-level Budget spending that he proposed two weeks ago. The Assembly’s current budget proposal is a blank check committed to using record levels of taxes collected for a laundry list of bloated bureaucracies and wasteful projects.
“Today’s budget proposal hides unilateral government plans to increase fees on every car owner and taxes on every cell phone user. Wasteful projects like the high speed rail are rewarded with $145 million of additional largesse. And mismanaged bureaucracies such as CalTrans receive additional funding with zero oversight while California drivers experience worst in the nation traffic conditions.
“The constant flow of high profile businesses leaving California will only accelerate with today’s budget proposal. Costly new mandates like the recently enacted $15 an hour minimum wage and highest in the nation taxes have led CEO magazine to once again name California as the worst state in which to do business, a distinction it has held every year the survey has been conducted.
“Simply put, California voters need to clearly understand that the Democrat agenda of higher taxes, unending regulations, and out of control government spending has led California off the cliff and created massive debt and the nation’s highest poverty rate.”
Highlights from Assembly Democrats’ Blank Check Budget:
- Includes a hidden $10 vehicle registration fee increase on every car owner.
- Increases charges on every cell phone user by almost 400 percent.
- Additional $145.2 million spent on high-speed rail.
- $2.1 Billion for the full state’s share of an “optional” Obamacare expansion.
- Additional $3.2 Billion cost to taxpayers for the full $15/hr Minimum Wage.
CONTACT: Stephanie Freedman, (916) 319-2072