June 15, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) was strongly critical of the 2020-21 State Budget, which passed out of the State Legislature today for the Governor’s signature:
“Passing a budget that includes a $9 billion tax increase on struggling businesses and medical research for COVID-19 is simply tone-deaf,” Fong said. “This is the worst possible time to burden businesses that are struggling to reopen and hire new workers.
Fong has already called for a halt to spending on the controversial high speed rail project and took exception to more HSR funding in the budget.
“Making matters worse, Sacramento Democrats are rubbing salt into the wounds of California taxpayers by funding the mismanaged and costly High Speed Rail project even during a time of budget crisis,” the assemblyman said. We should halt all new taxes and regulations in order to get back on track as quickly as possible for the millions of Californians who are struggling to find work.”