Statement Regarding LAO Analysis of Governor's Revised Budget Proposal

Thursday, May 19, 2011

(Sacramento) - Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), today issued the following statement after the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released an analysis of the Governor's revised budget proposal:

"It's great news that the non-partisan Legislative Analyst affirms that the uptick in new revenues are even more optimistic than what Assembly Republicans originally anticipated," said Nielsen. "Assembly Republicans have demonstrated that there is a pathway to solving this budget gap by protecting funding for our students and local public safety programs - without raising taxes.  We look forward to working with the Governor and our colleagues across the aisle to pass a budget that does not contain higher taxes but protects core priorities and includes meaningful, permanent reforms to prevent future budget shortfalls."

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