Assemblyman Patterson Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

Posted on 10 Jan 2018 for representative Jim Patterson

Assemblyman Patterson Responds to Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) made the following statements following Governor Brown’s 2018 budget press conference Wednesday. “California’s $7.5 billion surplus doesn’t belong to the state, it belongs to the people who paid taxes willingly to support this government. There will be members of the ruling party chomping at the bit to spend every cent of it. Instead of over-taxing the hardworking people of this state, we should lower tax rates and increase tax refunds. “When people have extra money in their bank account it allows them to spend a bit more, be a bit more generous to causes they care about and save in their own rainy day fund. Giving billions back to the people will be an incredible benefit to our economy.”