Yucaipa’s legislators respond to Governor Brown’s proposed 2018-19 State Budget
Two of Yucaipa’s elected officials responded to California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-19 State Budget on Wednesday both speaking in regards to the impact on both today and the future.
Senator Mike Morrell (R-23rd District-Rancho Cucamonga) was more forthcoming in his comments saying: “With this budget’s unexpected surplus – the result of over-taxing by Sacramento Democrats – the focus should be on making sure these funds are used to shore up the state’s rainy day fund, to pay down existing debt, and to return money to taxpayers.
“As we have seen in previous years, the temptation for the governor and the Democrat majority will be to increase spending on programs that will create immense government debt down the road.
“Californians should see government working efficiently and responsibly and they should see more of their hard-earned money so they can invest it in their futures and the futures of their children.”
Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-42nd District-Yucca Valley) instead called for new infrastructure spending, saying, “The Governor’s message of fiscal responsibility and paying down debts is well-received, but I think it’s time for a bold vision for the future of California. We need to build transformative new infrastructure projects that usher in the future, and not only speak to who we are as Californians, but who we hope to become.”