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"When the state runs it, it costs more money," said Republican Assemblyman Devon Mathis, who's also on the health subcommittee. "The money is coming out of families' pockets paying all those crazy taxes."
Others don’t share the sentiments on the size of the budget. Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) spoke of his concerns about water storage and homelessness. “Despite talk of fiscal prudence, our budget is not on a sustainable path. Even a moderate economic downturn could mean disaster. Assembly Republicans want to ensure a strong and stable safety net for vulnerable Californians, improve our schools and keep our neighborhoods safe. To do that we need to spend wisely and not repeat past mistakes,” Mathis said.