Government to Update Welfare to Work as Part of Budget SACRAMENTO -- Following the weekend of by-elections, the government will be preparing its budget which will be released at the end of March, marking the beginning of what many have stated as a year-long campaign for the New Democratic Party for the 2020 general election. The Treasury Secretary, Fiona Ma, has said that updating the Welfare to Work standards will be key to the budget reforms that the NDP will undertake in this 2019-2020 budget. The other areas to be looked at included spending increases on defence and healthcare, cuts to middle class income taxes and an increase in the luxury tax items that will be taxed at 20%. Opposition leader Devin Nunes has already announced these well publicised announcements by the Treasury Secretary as "proof that the NDP want to do nothing but tax and spend. We welcome the increase in security spending but the government must show it is serious on reducing the tax burden on Californians and give the hard-working people of our nation a tax cut that they deserve".