Vidak: Another Proposed Budget Tilted Towards the Coast

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposed 2017-2018 State Budget:

Compared to Democrat legislative leaders, it’s good to see the governor took an overall prudent approach with the People’s money.

It is terribly irresponsible, however, for the governor to continue to waste millions of taxpayer dollars on his pet High-Speed Rail project, instead of fixing our dilapidated roads and highways and building much-needed water storage.

The governor and legislative leaders need to be reminded that while coastal elites may be enjoying a rebounding economy, folks throughout inland California continue to struggle with some of the nation’s highest poverty and unemployment rates.

Farmworkers, farmers, small business owners and hard-working families are fighting to survive because of radical environmental policies and regulations that threaten to destroy our rural way of life.

It would have been nice to see something in the proposed State Budget specifically aimed to save and create jobs where they are most needed, instead of tilted towards the coast.

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