SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Brown’s 2018-19 budget proposal:

“The billions in surplus in this year’s budget is evidence that Californians are taxed to the hilt. Men and women of California work hard for their wages and should keep more of their paycheck.”

“We must be careful to only use the surplus for one-time investments and not government programs that commit us to ongoing spending. Sacramento needs to secure a safe future for Californians by investing in the rainy day reserve, improving infrastructure, and reducing our debt.”