Sen. Jim Nielsen Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State Address

January 23, 2013

“I commend the Governor for voicing the Republican principle of fiscal responsibility. Although the Governor argued for fiscal restraint, he was silent on critical budget reforms like a hard spending cap and a real reserve. The budget is not fixed; it is funded with temporary tax increases.

“The Governor must make substantive and enduring reforms to CEQA, not cosmetic changes.

“What’s missing in the Governor’s address is public safety. Realignment is a social experiment that is not working and is putting our lives in danger with the release of habitual convicted felons.”