“I commend the Governor for voicing the Republican principle of fiscal responsibility. Although the Governor argued for fiscal restraint, he was silent on critical budget reforms like a hard spending cap and a real reserve. The budget is not fixed; it is funded with temporary tax increases.
“The Governor must make substantive and enduring reforms to CEQA, not cosmetic changes.
“What’s missing in the Governor’s address is public safety. Realignment is a social experiment that is not working and is putting our lives in danger with the release of habitual convicted felons.”