The Sac Bee has some quick responses by political leaders across the state here on Governor Brown short but imporant presentation on the budget.
Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale:
- "There are areas where I agree with Governor Brown, such as reducing the size and scope of government, but I believe he fundamentally misunderstood the will of the people if he expects them to increase taxes. I am committed to work with the governor to find real reforms in the way the state does business and expand opportunities for private industry to take over, at a cost savings, some of government's traditional activities."
Update 02-01-11, 13:15) As I premised here is a Press Release from Assemblyman Dan Logue's office:
Logue Responds to Governor’s 2011 State of the State Address
SACRAMENTO – North State Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda) has released the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s 2011 State of the State Address:
“I appreciate Governor Brown’s intent to get our financial house in order. California’s budget crisis is real and unprecedented, and we can no longer afford to kick the can down the road. The time for action is now, and I propose that we take a hard look at all spending and find ways to tighten our belts like so many Californians have had to do during these tough times.”
When asked about alternative solutions to the budget crisis, Logue stated, “45 billion dollars in taxes are not the solution to our problems. Job creation needs to remain our top priority this year. As Governor Brown mentioned, California must strive to once again become a leader in innovation and prosperity. The best way for us to accomplish this is by supporting job growth right here in our state. I look forward to working with the Governor on achieving our common goals”.
Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.
My response to the speech -- NO More Taxes! I did not find any compelling arguments for more taxes in his speech, it was just more of classic Jerry Brown, he just sounded less like Gov Moonbeam.