News & Updates - California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley Releases Statement in Response to Governor Brown’s May Revise

Sacramento, CA — The following statement was released by California Business Roundtable President, Rob Lapsley in response to today’s release of the May Revise by Governor Jerry Brown.

“The $16 billion budget deficit is a direct result of our continued struggling economy and high unemployment. We sincerely appreciate Governor Brown’s leadership to make the tough choices that lie ahead.

“However, we are now in the fifth year of our economic crisis and it is clear that taxes alone will not solve the problem. After all this time, California employers are still waiting for the Legislature to pass comprehensive reforms that will help grow our economy which, will significantly increase revenues to balance the budget.

“Clearly, jobs are the number one issue in this state which is why the legislature must act on reforms now before they ask the voters to approve broad based tax increases in November.”

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