Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) reacted to the release of the Governor’s January Budget Proposal. Senator Dahle is a member of the Senate Committee on Budget, and .
“I am encouraged that the state budget has another substantial surplus, and is not operating in a deficit like so many years past. However, this reinforces my view that we are being overtaxed, and we should be rebating those dollars directly back to the taxpayers.
As I stated in a letter with my colleagues, California must focus on some core priorities with this upcoming budget.
Over the last two years, California has experienced some of the largest wildfires in our history. I was heartened to see funding in this budget that I asked for to address our ability to prevent and fight wildfires.
This state continues to suffer from boom and bust cycles, especially when we talk about water. Building water storage is an absolute necessity, but California hasn’t invested in this infrastructure for decades despite our population growth and the voters’ will.
Over the next several months, I hope that my legislative colleagues will debate in good faith how we can serve the true needs of Californians.”