SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal for 2018-19:
“With this budget’s unexpected surplus – the result of over-taxing by Sacramento Democrats – the focus should be on making sure these funds are used to shore up the state’s rainy day fund, to pay down existing debt, and to return money to taxpayers.
“As we have seen in previous years, the temptation for the governor and the Democrat majority will be to increase spending on programs that will create immense government debt down the road.
“Californians should see government working efficiently and responsibly and they should see more of their hard-earned money so they can invest it in their futures and the futures of their children.”
California fast facts:
- California has the nation’s highest income taxes. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, California is ranked 48th overall in state business tax climate.
- California’s statewide sales tax is highest in the country at 7.25 percent.
- California’s gas taxes are second highest in the nation.
- For 12 years in a row, California has been named the worst state for business in a survey of 500 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.