|The Senator Reports
||November 12th, 2009|
State Government “Borrowing” Money
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
November 1st marked an unfortunate change for already cash-strapped Californians: the state will be holding back 10% more from your state income taxes. While not an actual tax increase, even though it will feel like one, it is a forced, interest-free loan.
I believe that this increase will be in affect for many years. The only direct way to stop this is to immediately cut the $1.7 billion from next year’s budget, but with the out-of-control majority party spending in Sacramento, this is likely not to happen soon.
Considering that California is already one of the highest taxed states in the nation, we’ve just faced tax increases this year and our unemployment rate is skyrocketing, the government “borrowing” more of your money could not have come at a worse time. I will continue fighting against all policies that don’t increase accountability for your tax dollars or help California families make ends meet.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008
Historic Water Agreement
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick
Earlier this month, the California Legislature approved an unprecedented package of legislation that will strengthen the security and reliability of our state’s water system for years to come.
The package includes provisions that are vital, not only for San Diego County, but for all of California. Specifically, the bill includes $3 billion for above and below ground storage projects, takes essential steps to restore the San Joaquin Delta’s fragile ecosystem, and provides resources to ensure clean and safe drinking water.
Over the last decade, Californian’s have repeatedly supported investment in our resources. However, no large scale water storage facilities have been built since 1979. With a growing population and an increased need for this precious resource it was critical that storage projects were included in the package.
The passage of these measures represents a truly bi-partisan effort to reshape California’s future. However, the job is not done as voters will decide its ultimate fate in November 2010. If you would like more information on the specifics of the measures, please visit www.water.ca.gov/news/.
Assemblyman Martin Garrick serves the communities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista, and portions of San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside as the Assemblyman for the 74th District.