SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, issued the following statement regarding the $215 billion budget passed by the Legislature today:
“With a $21 billion dollar surplus there are a lot of good things we can afford to do in the budget, and while the state may have excess money in its coffers, it apparently isn’t enough. Today’s budget includes over $2 billion in new taxes, so I voted against it.
With a record surplus, I see no reason to support a budget that makes California even more expensive for people who are already over-taxed, on the hook for sky-high rents and paying more at the pump than people in almost any other state. When is enough, enough?”