Assemblyman Jones Denounces Democrat Budget Priorities - Brian W. Jones

Assemblyman Jones Denounces Democrat Budget Priorities

CalTrans Overstaffed by 3,500 Positions Coupled with No Funded Projects,

“Are You Kidding Me?”

SACRAMENTO, CA – In today’s “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) denounces the latest budget gimmicks put into play by Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats which overstaffs the Department of Transportation by 3,500 positions.  According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, being overstaffed by about 3,500 full-time positions will cost the state more than $500 million beginning in 2014-15.  “What’s an even bigger slap in the face is that the legislative budget committee recently approved cutting 195 positions, but then added back almost that exact number of positions to develop projects over time,” said Assemblyman Jones.  “But where the money to fund these projects will come from is unknown.  Maybe instead we should defund California’s high-speed rail plan that has yet to materialize.”  


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