Digital News Report – California is facing a fiscal crisis with a shortfall from $25-$29 billion. Governor Jerry Brown has asked the state Budget Committee to looking into solutions to the situation.
Senator Bob Huff says the committee will be working “every single day” until they figure out a way to close the record deficit. “There is no doubt in my mind that the most important issue facing the State Legislature this year is the budget,” Huff said.
The governor is calling for a special election to extend the temporary tax increases.
“While I am in agreement with the Governor with some of the cuts and reforms he’s proposed, I don’t think we should be talking about new taxes as a first solution to what is clearly a problem of overspending,” Huff said.
The Senator believes that Californians will not approve any new taxes. Taxpayers already rejected a tax increase to fund the parks and an increase in registrations.
By Mark Williams