Dahle, Senate Republicans allege ‘gimmicks and tricks’ are hallmark of legislative Democrats’ governance

First District Senator Brian Dahle and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus voiced strong criticism to the “budget bill junior” Legislative Democrats passed in Assembly Bill 106.

District 1 State Senator Brian Dahle.

“Gimmicks and tricks are trademarks of legislative Democrats as they pat themselves on the back and claim this early budget action will close a massive budget deficit,” said Senator Brian Dahle. “The governor has proposed — with a greenlight from Democrats’ leadership – to shift payroll from June 30 to July 1, and then claim a savings of $1.6 billion. It’s sad, but honestly laughable that Democrats think Californians will believe they’ve balanced the budget with this tactic.”

Roger Niello.

“The budget process has completely eroded, and my Democratic colleagues are not taking this budget and this growing deficit as seriously as they should,” said Senator Roger Niello, Vice Chair of the Senate Budget Committee. “Borrowing to pay operating costs is foolish, and delays and deferrals in this budget bill are serving up false expectations. This budget bill is nothing but a bag of gimmicks.”

State Senator Brian W.Jones.

“Senate Republicans continue to stand ready to work with the governor and the majority party to craft a balanced budget for Californians,” said Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones. “They deserve a government that works for them, not the other way around. We have this opportunity next month to work together, so on behalf of my caucus, we are ready to collaborate and work for you.”

Senator Brian Dahle represents California’s 1st Senate District, which contains all or portions of 11 counties, including Lassen, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Shasta. Also serving deferred areas of Tehama, Butte, Colusa, and Glenn counties.

Senator Brian W. Jones represents the 40th Senate District which includes the cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, San Diego City communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, and University City, along with the San Diego County unincorporated communities of 4S Ranch, Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Rainbow, Ramona, and Valley Center.

Elected in 2022, Senator Niello represents California Senate District 6, which covers portions of Placer and Sacramento counties and all of Sutter and Yuba counties.