Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2021-22 budget proposal:
“California is facing a massive budget surplus. I stand with my Senate Republican colleagues and urge the governor to proceed with caution and address the real needs of the people. We have the opportunity to tackle issues that have plagued our state for quite some time, like housing, affordability and forest management. We must also invest in modernizing our education system to best meet the needs of students and parents.
“California's unemployment rate is 38 percent higher than the national average. Let us help revitalize our economy and empower employers and individuals to get back to work.
“We cannot spend our way out of long-ignored problems. Let us invest in long-term solutions efficiently and effectively.”