California Controller candidate Lanhee Chen (@lanheechen) responded today to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget and plans for 2022-23 fiscal year:
“A budget is a statement of policy priorities, and — as usual — there is little devoted to protecting California taxpayers from fraud, providing transparency into how and where our resources are being spent, and accounting for the effectiveness of the dollars we are spending. Over the last year, we’ve seen a deluge of incompetence from state officials, from the $20 billion unemployment insurance fraud fiasco to a billion-dollar state accounting system that is over-budget and still not complete. It’s time for a check on the one-party monopoly in our state. As Controller, I will finally hold the Sacramento politicians accountable for the promises they make to Californians and ensure that taxpayers know exactly how our money is being spent,” said Chen.
To learn more about Lanhee Chen and his campaign, visit his website: ChenForCalifornia.com