"Governor Brown's bold vision for the year ahead addresses the challenges the state faces going forward. His "state of the state" speech points out that while California's economy is coming back, we must get the state's budget deficit under control or face big problems down the road. We don't want to be in the same position five years from now when Prop. 30 goes away as we are today – facing large deficits and dramatic cuts to services.
I am committed to restoring California's economy by stimulating private sector business and encouraging job creation, expanding light rail in the San Gabriel Valley, providing help for struggling homeowners, and restoring funding and confidence in our public schools.
As the Governor said, California is back, but it's going to take a lot of hard work to ensure fiscal responsibility. I am pleased with the Governor's sense of optimism and look forward to working with him and Legislature in the year ahead."