(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."
The full report may be found at: https://lao.ca.gov/reports/2011/bud/may_revise/may_revise_051911.pdf