Huntington Beach state Sen. Tom Harman called for a sensible approach to spending, even as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the oath of office in Sacramento to be sworn in for his second term as governor. "One of the biggest mistakes involves our state spending more than it takes in," Harman said in a news release.
"The growth in our state government is larger now than anytime in history and is growing faster than population and inflation combined," he said. "That is why I am introducing legislation this year to provide a sensible approach to our state spending."
Harman was hopeful that Orange County would get necessary funding for its transportation, water and emergency preparedness needs. The county requires the funds to ease traffic congestion, clean beaches for tourism and provide an infrastructure in the event of an emergency, he said.