No Bold Reform in Brown’s Budget By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
Governor Brown delivered his inaugural address this month, discussing the important role
businesses will play in California’s economic recovery and highlighting the need to remove waste in government. Despite the admirable message, when the Governor proposed his budget just a week later, he did not address the underlying reasons for chronic budget deficits and overspending. There is no specific plan to reign in spending, create jobs or improve the economy.
I have put forward my ideas to tackle these issues. I am proposing legislation that redefines the
priorities of the Legislature. Chiefly, the measures call on the State Auditor to review every
government program while forcing lawmakers to examine spending line-by-line. It also requires the Legislature to identify specific policies that are getting in the way of business growth.
Creating jobs and fixing the budget should be a priority for all lawmakers. I am committed to working together and am hopeful we can bring permanent reform to state government.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.