On the heels of an announcement that Governor Jerry Brown has come up with a balanced budget proposal, Diamond Bar's local senator is calling the plan disappointing.
Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s proposed budget plan for the State of California:
“New funding to our classrooms is a positive step forward for California. However, the Governor’s budget only seems to include $2.7 billion in new funding for K-12 schools and community colleges even though Proposition 30 taxes will generate $6 billion this year alone - Californians should be disappointed.
I remain concerned that while state spending is being increased by $5 billion over last year, much of this money is used to expand state programs and provides major pay and benefit increases for state employees.
Basically, this budget is balanced by a $50 billion tax increase, and Californians have yet to see any real, long-term plan to bring back jobs and help our struggling families.”
What do YOU think? Do you agree with Sen. Huff? Or do you like the Governor's plan? Tell us in the comments.