Surplus in California Budget due to over taxation

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
On Friday, May 13, Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Valley Center) issued her response to Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revise.The state has an unprecedented $97.5 billion surplus, resulting largely from over taxation. Californians are suffering from high grocery prices, sky-high gas prices, rising crime, unaffordable housing and utility costs, increases in homelessness and poverty, wildfires and drought.Despite the massive surplus, the problems Californians are dealing with remain unaddressed. From record high gas prices, energy costs, surging crime, lack of drought planning and increasing wildfire danger, we have lots of issues that need to be addressed.The taxpayers’ money should not be wasted on a political wish list. Common sense solutions are readily available. We need
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