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Assemblyman Bigelow urges spending restraint in response to governor’s budget

From page A3 | January 18, 2013 | 5 Comments

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, Jan. 11 responded to the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget proposal, saying that he agreed with the governor’s call to continue to rein in spending. Bigelow said that lawmakers and the governor should focus on providing adequate funding for California’s education system while keeping local communities safe, promoting job growth and getting the economy back on track.

“I’m pleased to hear that the governor has called for fiscal restraint and acknowledges that we need to continue to rein in spending,” Bigelow said. “However, I remain concerned that state spending has increased yet again and that not all of the voter-passed Proposition 30 funding is being funneled towards our young people and their classrooms.”

Bigelow agrees with Gov. Brown that California’s K-12 and college students should be the state’s top funding priority. Further, Bigelow will continue his commitment to rural education and rural school districts to ensure that students in rural California have the same opportunities as their urban counterparts. Bigelow said he stands ready and willing to work with the governor and Democrats to craft responsible solutions to statewide problems and ensure that the people of rural California are put back to work.

Bigelow has co-authored Assembly Bill 67 (Gorell), which will provide a seven-year tuition freeze at the state’s public colleges and universities while the Proposition 30 taxes are in effect, and use this money to increase higher education funding.

Beyond education, one of Bigelow’s top priorities this year is job creation. He said he understands that more private sector jobs means more tax revenue for education and public safety without raising taxes on job creators. 

Bigelow represents the 5th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes all or parts of Placer, El Dorado, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera and Mono counties.

Kirk Kimmelshue


Discussion | 5 comments

  • Kenneth HurwitzJanuary 12, 2013 - 11:31 am

    It is nice to see that we finally have an adult for a governor, who was able to do something that the republicans could not do- balance the budget.

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  • BillJanuary 19, 2013 - 9:31 am

    This "adult" has yet to give us a balanced budget. I will believe it when I see it. On higher education, our bought and paid for lawmakers have taken our taxes spent to build colleges and sold them to the highest bidder, pushing our kids to out of state schools. Did you know that my California resident kid with good grades can get a degree at UNR for 5k a year in tuition, in 4 years, but it is 15k plus a year for 5 years at Davis. That is a disgrace.

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  • DB SmithJanuary 19, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Prop 30 was passed due to the bleeding heart liberal scare tactics. The proposition was so loosely drawn as to exactly where and how the tax revenues would go and so vague on how much was going to go to the classrooms and kids. The California tax payer will get duped once again and we can't blame it on the politicians can we? After all it was the California voter that passed it.

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2013 - 11:45 am

    DB Smith: Who know why prop 30 passed? My confidence in election results is somewhere in the minus0 range.

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  • EvelynJanuary 19, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Who knows . . .

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