Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2021-22 budget proposal:
“However, the budget falls woefully short in some areas. If Gann Limit ‘surplus’ funds are not going to be returned to all taxpayers as done by former Governor George Deukmejian or through a straight temporary sales tax rate reduction, then the money should be used for long-term projects allowed under state law. Let’s invest in building roads, bridges, water storage, and schools – all of which create jobs.
“For example, the Governor and the Legislature could fully fund the projects outlined in Senator Steve Glazer’s $15 billion school bond proposal. This would build schools and colleges while avoiding more than $5 billion of interest charges and an expensive bond campaign. Wall Street and political consultants may not like it, but it would be good for California’s kids and for the state’s fiscal stability.”
Click here to read the letter to the Governor outlining Senator Bates’ budget priorities.
About California State Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.