Proposed 2019-20 State Budget
California, State Senate – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) January
10, 2019 issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s
state budget proposal for 2019-20:
governor pledged in his inaugural address that his administration would be
‘prudent with taxpayer dollars.’ Yet from the outset, his first budget commits
to new programs and ongoing spending that put future generations at risk of
having to deal with more government debt,
already pegged at $1.3 trillion.
forces Californians to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, just after the
federal government provided relief from this mandate. Furthermore, the health
care system the governor wants to pursue could
cost as much as $400 billion. To put that in context, the entire amount of
income tax collected from Californians
last year was $95 billion and the total state general fund budget is less than
half the cost of the governor’s health care plan.
Senator Mike Morrell
in California is already unaffordable for too many – a key reason why for 15
consecutive years, more residents have moved out of California than moved into
our state. Higher taxes would only add to this pressure.
is not ‘prudent’ if Democrat leaders in Sacramento also tell taxpayers they
have no choice but to foot the bill for their socialistic priorities to
increase government control over our lives.”
Governor Gavin Newsom
California fast facts:
has the nation’s highest income taxes. According to the nonpartisan Tax
Foundation, California is ranked 49th overall in state business tax
sales tax is
highest in the country at 7.25 percent.
liabilities are estimated to be as high as $400 billion – more than twice the
size of the state’s general fund budget.
either left or declined to expand their operations California.
13 years in a row, California has been named the worst
state for business in a survey of 500 CEOs by Chief