Donnelly say Brown should return budget surplus to taxpayers

January 24, 2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, said Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown should return any budget surplus to taxpayers rather than increase spending, because voters approved temporary tax increases in 2012 to shore up the state’s finances.

“If Jerry Brown has a surplus, he should return it to the people he took it from — the people of California,” Donnelly said in a written statement. “Instead, he’s giving pay increases to union members while leaving regular, hardworking taxpayers out to dry.”

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