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CAPITOL COMMENT: Huff Questions Brown's Call for "Fiscal Discipline"

The Senate Republican Leader said that the governor discussed many proposals his party can agree on but hopes the rhetoric will match the actions.

In this week's Capitol Comment, state Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, gives praise in general to Gov. Jerry Brown for his recent State of the State address.

Huff said he appreciated Brown's remarks about fiscal discipline in the budget process, putting an end to boom and bust budget cycles, and freezing tuition at the CSU and UC campuses.  Brown also discussed California Environmental Quality Act reform and other proposed measure that Republicans couple support, Huff added.

However, Huff said he questions whether Brown's rhetoric matches his actions.  The governor talks of fiscal discipline, but has proposed to increase spending by $3 billion in the next fiscal year, he said.

Huff represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. He can be followed on Twitter @bobhuff99.

 

Dr. James Swartz January 26, 2013 at 03:49 PM
i respect senator huff. please try to work with governor and the other party via compromise and considered debate, not grandstanding in the media like we see on capital hill. the people are tired of gridlock.
alan haskvitz January 26, 2013 at 06:04 PM
It would be of benefit if Senator Huff stated specifics. What would he exclude from the proposed budget and why? In that way we could let him know if we agree or disagree with him and express ourselves.

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