Assemblyman Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown’s State of the State
SACRAMENTO –It looks like we are facing more of the same this year – promises of government efficiency and reform, threats of cuts to vital public safety programs and education, and empty commitments about changing government as usual. Our government is working for itself instead of serving the people, government over-regulation is strangling businesses and our economy, and we are facing more taxes.
Californians pay some of the highest state income taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, DMV fees, business license fees, even dog license fees. Now, the Governor wants to raise our taxes even more – $35 billion over 5 years. This must stop. I have seen the books; our government has enough of our money and doesn’t need any more!
Californians continue to struggle with unemployment and making their dollar stretch; I am committed to turning around our economy by reducing taxes and regulations – freeing businesses to create real, long-lasting jobs. Remember, it’s our money, not the governments and it needs to do a better job of managing our money. Let’s focus on getting people back to work – let’s get rid of regulations that stand in the way of small businesses creating jobs. Allowing growth will change California’s future.
Assemblyman Mike Morrell represents the 63rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Upland and Yucaipa.