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Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez responds to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 budget proposal


Last updated 1/22/2018 at Noon

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, released the following statement recently in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-2019 state budget.

“I appreciate the governor exceeding what is required to invest in our state’s rainy day fund, but if we truly want to prepare for the future, we cannot continue to ignore the $200-plus billion wall of debt we have amassed,” Melendez said. “As I am grateful our state’s economy is in the black, the $19 billion projected surplus tells the story of a state that overtaxes its people. It’s time to reform Cal...

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