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.”