In its latest report, the Legislative Analyst’s Office declared that it is “very unlikely the state will be able to afford the May Revision” of the Governor’s spending proposal. It further asserts that most of the multiyear and temporary spending “no longer appears to be affordable.” Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Central Valley), Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement:
“The Governor’s revised budget proposal is unsustainable. The Governor’s rhetoric does not match reality.
“For us in the Central Valley, we see first-hand the clearest examples of misplaced budget priorities with billions wasted on the flawed and failing California High Speed Rail as communities call for more critical water storage, conveyance and flood protection infrastructure.
“Californians should not be paying more to only see crises worsen across the state. California must reprioritize precious tax dollars on fundamental needs and live within its means.”
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