The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office is estimating that tax revenue is several billion dollars higher than anticipated, leaving Governor Brown with absolutely no excuse for failing the restore funding to California's renters' rebate program. This critical lifeline provides an annual payment of up to $347.50 for low-income, senior and disabled Californians.
Citing budget deficits during the recession, then-Gov. Schwarzenegger eliminated all funding for the program. To date, Gov. Brown has not restored the funds. Eliminating these cuts was unfair to begin with, but continuing to do so in light of the budget surplus is totally indefensible. Please sign our petition today demanding that these funds be restored.