Wilk's response to passage of the state's budget

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, issued the following statement upon passage of the state’s spending plan:

While the governor and the Democrat majority talk about CA values, the budget harms our most vulnerable Californians including seniors, veterans, foster youth and the disability community by holding them hostage to an unaffordable tax increase. Only if there is a tax increase will these groups get the assistance they deserve.

We have a moral obligation to help these communities with no strings attached, not use them as pawns in a political chess game.