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 California’s tax code and provide much needed relief to so many who struggle to make ends meet.”
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez represents the 67th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar and a portion of Hemet. It also includes the Riverside County unincorporated areas of Lake Mathews, Good Hope, Nuevo and Winchester. Follow her on Twitter: @asmMelendez.