During Gov. Jerry Brown’s ‘State of the State’ address yesterday, he vowed to fight President Donald Trump on everything from sanctuary cities to Climate Change to enforcing federal law.
He told the Democratic-controlled Legislature that #California would not “turn back. Not now, not ever.”
Earlier this year, the Legislature hired former U.S. AG Eric Holder to fight its legal battles with the Trump administration, though that may violate the state’s constitution.
Brown also said it was through his policies the Golden State was at the forefront of fighting global warming, noting his state has successfully cut unemployment, reduced the million-dollar deficit, and ramped up school funding.
Brown said that while it’s still unclear how a Trump administration will play out, “there are signs that are disturbing.”
And he promised to fight Trump on all fronts, which includes ignoring federal immigration laws.
But Republicans in the Legislature note Brown didn’t address issues facing all Californians. Those include “skyrocketing housing costs, declining middle-class jobs prospects and rising violent crime rates.”
Worse still, Brown is projecting a $1.6 billion deficit caused by runaway social programs rolled out by the Democratic-controlled Legislature; the Golden State has some of the highest state, local, fuel, and sale taxes in the country.