Sacramento — Today, Assemblyman Curt Hagman responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2013 State of the State Address, saying he looks forward to working across party lines to make private sector job creation a top priority in Sacramento, while working to make higher education more affordable to produce a trained workforce.
Assemblyman Hagman said that although Brown acknowledged California’s budget is in better financial shape than in recent years, it is largely due to tax increases, rosy assumptions, and deferred debt repayments. Assemblyman Hagman stated there is still a long way to go, but agreed with the Governor’s emphasis on long-term fiscal solvency depending on exercising restraint. He pledged to join Brown in resisting the call by some in Sacramento to overspend.
“I look forward to keeping our promises to the voters with the Governor,” stated Assemblyman Hagman. “We must ensure taxpayer dollars are directed according to their demands to truly prioritize education, business, and getting our state officially back on track.”
The Assemblyman also encouraged Californians to visitCABudgetFactCheck.com to learn more about the budget and submit their solutions for reducing spending and improving California.