Statement from Senator Jeff Stone on Governor's Proposed Budget

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside) released the following statement today regarding the Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for 2019-20:

“Governor Newsom certainly came out with an ambitious budget full of outside-the-box thinking.

“I appreciate his commitment to ensuring we have an adequate Rainy Day Fund and am encouraged that the Governor seems to recognize that California may face a recession in the coming years.

“While the Governor may have the best of intentions, it was disturbing to hear about the hundreds of millions of dollars he proposed for new and expanded spending that will require future tax increases if our state’s economy falls into even mild downturn.

“I look forward to working with the Governor to craft, pass and implement a responsible budget that protects taxpayers, provides essential services for our fellow Californians and sets an agenda that encourages economic growth in the coming years.”