Yesterday, the California Legislature passed a sham budget on a party-line vote. This budget, which was passed solely to ensure that legislators continue to get paid while negotiating the real budget with the Governor, was nothing but a dog and pony show brought to you by legislative Democrats.
While ignoring the need to address Californiaâ€™s $59 billion deferred infrastructure maintenance, or restore program-killing cuts to the state-run Developmentally Disabled Centers, Democrats voted to spend millions on pork with their â€œAyeâ€ votes:
Â· $5 million for cosmetic repairs to the Tower Bridge in order to make it easier for Sacramento elites to host events on the bridge
Â· $10 million for a proposed Sacramento-to-West Sacramento â€œStreet Car,â€ even though the project was just rejected by Sacramento residents
Â· $1 million for a public relations firm to conduct outreach about a law passed in 2014
Â· $700k for a sound wall for a Sacramento-area park
Â· $5 million for fish crossings
Will Democrats continue to represent California's families by spending their tax dollars on other legislators' pet projects?
Communications Consultant | Press Aide
Assembly Republican Caucus