Senator Ling Ling Chang Responds to State Budget Vote

Monday, June 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement in response to the 2020-21 budget proposal:

“The budget voted on today is full of tax increases and budget gimmicks but more importantly this was a fake budget.  Legislative leaders are still negotiating with the governor and we know there will be more significant changes and proposals.   

We shouldn’t be making budgets like this a game of Monopoly.  We owe it our constituents to be honest about what we’re doing.  I hope next time we convene, we’ll be voting on a real and transparent spending plan. 

My constituents are hurting and many are now struggling to make a living as result of the stay-at-home orders.  Instead of new tax increases, the budget should be prioritizing our response to the COVID-19 crisis and economic recovery.”