RELEASE: Senator Kevin de León’s Statement In Response to Governor Brown Calling Off Budget Negotiations with Republicans

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

“It is a shame the Republicans have abandoned their constitutional duty to represent their constituents and our great State.”

“California is already suffering from death by a thousand cuts and the Republicans want a thousand more.”

“In spite of this setback, I will continue to fight for California. We tried to manage this budget in a responsible manner so we could get back to the business of the thriving, innovative California we know and love. The Republicans have decided to delay our recovery with political gamesmanship. They denied Californian’s the right to self-determination – the right to vote on how we will solve this budget crisis. What will they say to the millions of Californians who will suffer from their irresponsibility?”