SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, today issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Jerry Brown's revised budget plan:
"It's past time to implement a real economic plan that will raise revenue through job creation. Unfortunately, the Governor has failed to propose any action to create jobs as part of his budget plan.
"Even if the Governor's tax initiative passes, the now $16 billion deficit shows we must make significant reductions to spending, reform government, and work to eliminate inefficient and unnecessary government bureaucracy. The Legislature has one job right now - to stop ignoring the problem and to get our state's fiscal house back in order.
"The Governor claims he is prioritizing education and public safety in his budget, yet he continues to propose that K-12 schools and higher education take the biggest hit if voters reject his tax increases on the ballot. There are other areas of the budget we can cut. Republicans have put forward alternatives and want to work with Governor Brown to solve our deficit without any further cuts to education and public safety."
For more details on Governor Brown's budget proposal visit: http://www.dof.ca.gov/documents/2012-13_May_Revision.pdf