|The Senator Reports
||January 14th, 2010|
Announcing: The New Wyland Senate Fellow
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
Last week, the Governor presented his annual California Budget proposal. While I commend the Governor for crafting an aggressive and specific budget that doesn’t raise taxes, we must develop a plan that brings jobs back to California and reforms our broken budget system.
We’ve failed to address California’s budget woes for far too long. That’s why I wrote to the Governor and Legislative Leaders calling for a complete stop to legislative activity and a special session on job creation in order to examine both our budget in-depth and stem the job loss California has suffered to other states. We need to reinvest in job creation, foster the entrepreneurial spirit of Californians and craft a business climate that encourages investment.
I believe that this year must be the year of reform and job creation in California. I look forward to working with the Governor and Legislative Leaders to analyze our budget and get Californians back to work.
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
Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick
During the recent State of the State address, Governor Schwarzenegger highlighted the need for job creation in California. I agree. The number one priority should be creating more jobs that will stimulate our economy. Job creation is the best way to resolve our budget deficit.
It is convenient to point to a faltering national economy as the catalyst for our ongoing budget problems. Harmful regulations, increased taxes and runaway spending at the state level, have all contributed to a declining California economy and had a detrimental effect on our job market.
In Sacramento, legislation is currently only reviewed for its fiscal impact on the state budget –not its potential economic impact. This needs to change. Everything the Legislature does this year – every new law, every line of the budget, every regulation – must be viewed through the economic lens of how it will impact California jobs.
Passing legislation that further hinders job creation by creating new regulatory hurdles will only make recovery more difficult. Our economy will only grow if we give business and industry the tools and freedom they need to be competitive in the national and global market.
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.