Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
“With the increased revenues that our state government is realizing, I am pleased that Governor Brown remains committed to bolstering our reserves, rebuilding our transportation system, and increasing funding to education. With a budget that is $6 billion larger than last year, we must remain prudent in using our new funds to invest in California and prepare for our next economic downturn. It would be easy to spend this revenue on new programs that require ongoing spending, but we could find ourselves facing deficits when the economy inevitably slows again.
“I was disappointed that we were unable to reach a transportation funding package last year and am glad to see the Governor is keeping it a priority. Additional funding for transportation is an investment that will benefit all Californians. We cannot continue to delay the rebuilding of our transportation infrastructure.”