Assemblyman Travis Allen, 72nd District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Freedman, (916) 319-2072
Assemblyman Travis Allen’s Official Statement for the 2015-’16 Budget
Calls for spending priorities to be strengthening the economy and creating jobs
“Looking over the Governor’s proposed 2015-16 Budget, there are positive aspects such as maintaining a rainy day fund and beginning to address our state’s massive $73 billion unfunded healthcare liability for state workers.
“I am disappointed however, though not surprised, that the Governor proposes to increase overall state spending by another 5 percent this year. This proposed budget increase means that spending under the current Administration has gone up over 30 percent in the last five years. To pay for these continually increasing state budgets, California taxpayers are paying the highest tax rates in the country, and by extension California is consistently ranked among the worst states for new business creation and job growth. Continue reading