In a letter today to the governor, they explained, “making prudent adjustments to the current year’s General Fund budget would help prevent the fiscal condition of the state’s finances from getting worse.”
“This budget deficit will impact every California resident and doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican or Democrat,” said Leader Jones. “That’s why we must roll up our sleeves and work together to bring spending in line with revenues.”
Leader Jones and Senator Niello stated in their letter to the governor that “failing to act now will lead to increased instability in future budgets and impact the functions and services the state provides. Including accelerated action proposals in your January budget will help the state achieve this aim.”
“I cautioned during the budget process last year that we need to show more fiscal restraint. The majority party ignored those warnings and passed an unsustainable budget based on unrealistic revenue assumptions,” said Senator Niello. “Now in the face of a massive deficit, a realistic and prudent spending plan is the only solution".