Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal:
“I am pleased that Governor Brown understands the need to continue to pay down our debt and take a measured approach to spending after years of budget deficits. As we look at budget surpluses, we need to build a robust rainy day fund and make sure that we do not use it on new programs that require ongoing spending. It is important to recognize that state revenue is volatile. We would be doing the state a disservice by spending the surplus after years of deficits.
“I appreciate the Governor’s continued commitment to strengthening our education system. The Local Control Funding Formula helps even the playing field for students. Education is key to the future of our state. ”