Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
"Every California family knows that our state is a very expensive one in which to live. That includes our state government, which has the nation’s highest income and sales taxes, and now the highest gas taxes when adding the new cap and trade taxes.
"With $7 billion in revenues above last year’s budget, we can’t ask these families to pay even more in higher gas taxes. That will be a major difference between Senate Republicans and the Governor.
"I appreciate the Governor’s concern for our fiscal future, particularly if the economy takes a downturn. That’s why we must take care of our priorities with current revenues, and that includes a well maintained infrastructure that will accommodate commerce and job growth."