Senator Blakeslee Issues Statement On Governor’s November Tax Increase Proposal
Today, Senator Blakeslee issued a statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to raise $35 billion in taxes without any reforms to resolve California’s boom-bust budget cycles.
“Last year, Governor Brown chose cuts over compromise. Now he is announcing that his plan for the coming year is to simply stop trying and delay any action until next November. If he really cares about protecting school and our most vulnerable, he will stop whining and get back to the negotiating table so we can hammer out a bipartisan budget deal in time to avoid additional harm to our economy. No one ever said that leadership would be easy.”
Senator Blakeslee was a part of a group of five Republican Senators who proactively engaged Governor Brown last year regarding his desire for a special election, which the Governor called off because of the Governor’s unwillingness to allow Republican reforms to be included on the ballot along with the Governor’s tax hikes.