The Assembly minority leader says he hopes the governor proposes a balanced approach to using a nearly $1 billion budget surplus when he unveils his plans during his State of the State address. Assembly Democratic leader Peter Barca says the huge surplus doesn’t come as a complete surprise given the rebounding national economy. "That's not unexpected. Our neighbors in Michigan and Minnesota have big surpluses," Barca told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. The governor says he wants to return the money to taxpayers in the form of property and income tax cuts. Barca says that’s fine, but having more people working is also a key.