SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) released the following statement after the legislature’s passage of the main 2019-20 state budget bill (AB 74):
“Have you had enough? Despite a record-setting $215-billion budget, including a $22-billion surplus, the governor and legislative Democrats still want more of our money.
“Over the next two years, businesses will pay $3 billion in new taxes. Consumers will be charged $1 billion over three years in health penalty taxes. These increases come on top of the six-cents-per-gallon increase set to hit gas prices on July 1.
“The next generation cannot afford for the state to increase financial burdens on them, but that is what will happen as government continues to take our money, mismanage it, and ask for more.”