Budget Underscores Need for Revenue to Get State Back on Track
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“The governor's budget underscores the critical need for additional revenue to stave off catastrophic cuts to education and other essential services.
“If we've learned anything over the past few years, it's that a cuts-only approach to the budget crisis just sinks California families deeper into economic quicksand. We can't expect different results by taking the same approach. It's time to start investing in California again. Investments in schools, jobs, safety and other services offer the only hope we have of moving beyond perpetual budget crises. To make those investments, we must raise the necessary revenue.
“The California labor movement is committed to helping our state move forward. We look forward to working with the governor and legislature to put California back on a path to prosperity.”