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Placer’s state government reps sound off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday

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Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties.:

“I share the Governor’s commitment to reduce bureaucracy in education and deliver more local control to schools. I was also encouraged by the Governor’s call for meaningful pension reform. But unfortunately today, I sat in anticipation of hearing some new, innovative ideas on how we can start working together now to make our government run more efficiently and effectively, but instead, I heard the same single solution from him – that Sacramento needs to tax its way out of its current spending problem.
Our small businesses, including my own, have had to make sacrifices and cuts to be able to continue serving the needs of our customers with less. And it’s time our government does the same for its customers – the taxpayers.
I remain dedicated to working with my colleagues to craft honest and realistic solutions to address California’s spending addiction. I will continue to support any legislation that promotes more job creation in our state, eases the regulatory burden on our small businesses, and reduces the bureaucracy in education to allow more dollars to go directly to the classroom.”

Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.:

“California’s future can be bright and full of promise if the government provides the foundation for its prosperity and is not a barrier to its success. Lower taxes, smarter regulations and a government that lives within its means – that is the path to a vibrant and prosperous California. Unfortunately, Governor Brown is headed down the wrong path.
 “I will do all I can to help guide our state down the path towards a better California. I will continue working tirelessly with the Governor and my colleagues to find a bi-partisan solution that does not rely on tax increases, includes job-creating incentives, calls for regulatory reform and will not further the burden on hard-working California families.”

Assemblyman Dan Logue, Chief Republican Whip, represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba. :

“I appreciate the straightforward manner of Governor Brown, but sadly he is playing the same political game that has been going on in Sacramento for years. Threatening major cuts to schools and universities if voters fail to approve his tax increases is blackmail.
 “When the Governor talks about closing the deficit, he fails to mention that the deficit is being created by a proposed 7 percent growth in state spending, much of that in welfare programs and bureaucratic bloating. Our economy is just turning the corner and it would be disastrous to raise tax rates on California’s working families and job creators.”