After taking difficult votes to reduce state spending, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement calling for swift action to pass long-term reform measures that address the structural problems that have contributed to our state’s recurring budget crisis:
“Today’s votes were not easy, but they reflect the same difficult spending cuts families, small businesses and communities all across California have had to make in this tough economy.
“To be clear, our work is not yet done; we must take swift action to address the structural problems that caused our state’s massive deficit in the first place. In order to get our state back on track, we must act immediately to enact pension reform, regulatory reform and a real cap on state spending. Only then will we be able to get our state’s fiscal house in order, create jobs and grow our economy.”