Sacramento— Today, Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2013-2014 budget proposal. Assemblyman Hagman acknowledged the Governor did well in placing students and education at the top of the list, while also demonstrating the need to resist overspending. The Assemblyman, however, also expressed concerns about the need for more measures to ensure the state can achieve financial stability.
“Our state has a history of overspending on costly programs that we cannot afford,” cautioned Assemblyman Hagman. “Therefore, it is important that the $2.8 million surplus the Governor expects this year is harnessed with a strong and accountable rainy day fund to ensure we can permanently get the budget under control while paying off the state’s debt.”
The Assemblyman also expressed concerns about the Governor’s plan to fund K-12 schools, specifically in regard to lacking proper accountability measures. He stressed the importance of spending Prop. 30 revenue in the classroom and not allowing it to get lost in the system.
Assemblyman Hagman and his Republican colleagues will continue to work with the majority party to ensure that our students receive the funding they deserve, and that our schools have the proper resources to serve their students appropriately.