Thank you for writing to share your thoughts and concerns with me. I appreciate your input during this challenging budget year.
California is facing some tough budget times, and we are now the only state in the nation that doesn't have a budget. Our system is fundamentally flawed; our revenues have flattened out, but our spending continues to grow, which is why I've proposed both short- and long-term budget reform. We must fix our broken system once and for all so that we won't face this same situation in the future. It won't be an easy task, but California has a resilient economy, and I believe that by working together, we can overcome this challenge.
I continue to urge the Legislature to work together and compromise on a budget, but I also encourage you to contact your representatives and make your voice heard. You can find their contact information at www.leginfo.ca.gov.
As I work to finalize the budget, please know that your thoughts are important to me. By working together, we can turn this temporary problem into a permanent victory for all Californians.
So fairly form-letter-ish and pointing the blame to others, which I expected. I'll also note that neither my state Senator nor my Assemblyman has senta response.