Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), issued a statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 5:
“Assembly Republicans stand ready to partner with Governor Brown on policies that will put California on a responsible financial path that respects hard-working taxpayers. I applaud the Governor for continuing to work on our Caucus’ priority of improving California’s fiscal health, from tackling fast-growing retiree health care costs to implementing the State’s new Rainy Day Fund.
“I am disappointed that in his fifth year, Governor Brown is still off chasing tunnels and trains instead of putting forward a plan to spur economic growth in California or to ensure our schools are preparing students for a 21st century economy. Our state’s top priority should be making it easier for Californians to find good jobs or start a business of their own, and for parents to access high-performing schools in any and all communities that will set their kids up for success in school, in the workplace, and in life.
“In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to working with Governor Brown and my legislative colleagues to improve California’s financial standing, invest in education, keep tuition flat, and develop policies that lead to long-term economic vitality and opportunity in all regions of the State.”
Olsen represents the 12th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which covers portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, including the local communities of Escalon, Oakdale and Riverbank. Follow her on Twitter: @KristinOlsenCA.