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Hollingsworth issues statement on projected $6 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO- “The fact that the Legislative Analyst’s Office is projecting a $6 billion deficit for the 2009-2010 budget is not a surprise,” said Senator Dennis Hollingsworth. “I said early on this budget was not going to fully solve the problem. We had anticipated the budget shortfall would be around $10 billion, and it still could reach that number.”

“Now we need to focus on re-evaluating some of the solutions previously discussed that include helping the private sector create jobs and stimulate the economy. We also need to use any federal stimulus money California receives efficiently and effectively and look at streamlining government by reducing spending. We can’t go back to the taxpayer’s again to ask them to fix the problem, especially after hitting them with a $1,000 price tag just three weeks ago.”

“Clearly, more work is needed and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly and Senate to achieve that task.”


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