Build A Strong Safety Net, Not A Mattress Says BOE Member Ted Gaines on State Budget

Sacramento, CA… Board of Equalization Member Ted Gaines today responded to Governor Newsom’s state budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year. “With a $45.7 billion budget surplus, there’s no reason we can’t create a more affordable and sustainable California by investing in housing; expanding California’s water storage; protecting the jobs of California taxpayers; investing in science-based fire protection programs; ensuring that the money we send to our schools reaches the classroom; re-funding the police so our communities and families are safe; and building a strong safety net, not a mattress.

“We have to undo the policies that have given us the nation’s highest gas prices, poverty rates, homelessness, and the worst business climate. And issue rebate checks to the taxpayers whose hard work earned the money in the first place. I look forward to learning more about the details of this budget proposal in the coming months.”

For more information, visit www.ebudget.ca.gov.

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Senator Ted Gaines (Ret.) was elected to represent the Board of Equalization’s First District. He is a leading taxpayer advocate, defender of Prop. 13, and is committed to providing trustworthy and transparent representation for nearly ten million constituents in 30 counties of northern, eastern, and southern California. For more information, visit boe.ca.gov/Gaines.

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