|The Senator Reports
||January 28th, 2010|
Connecting North County to Sacramento
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
Currently I’m working to bridge the divide between what the people of North County want from their government and what Sacramento is (not) giving them. I fear that too often your voices get lost somewhere along the way, ultimately inhibiting my ability to represent you.
I asked business owners out there to contact me with your stories about the harsh regulations imposed on you. Since then I’ve been flooded with personal stories about this issue and more. I’ve sat down and read every story and hope you will continue contacting me so I can send your messages to Sacramento.
I’m fighting to ensure that your taxpayer dollars that are currently being poured into things like an empty mass transit systems (while we’re currently driving on crummy, crowded roads) are instead being spent on your real concerns. That’s what I’m trying to do for North County and the entire state, and I’d be honored to have your help.
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
In 2010, California Must Put Jobs First
By Assemblyman Martin Garrick
California is experiencing a jobs crisis. Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that our state had the nation’s biggest job losses, with a net decline of 38,800 positions. Now more than 2.2 million Californians – or 12.4 percent of our workforce – are unemployed, which is one of the highest rates since World War II.
With another $20 billion budget deficit looming over our state and no economic recovery in sight, lawmakers must start putting California jobs first. Jobs are the lifeblood of our economy and the best hope of restoring prosperity.
Now more than ever before, the Legislature must re-examine burdensome regulations and taxes that have caused thousands of Californians to seek greener pastures elsewhere. We must not pass legislation that will make the problem worse and put us at a greater disadvantage in the global marketplace where economies like China grew almost 9% last year.
2010 must be the year of California’s economic recovery. We must lift the burdens on small businesses and other job creators and harness our existing strengths, such as our talented workforce. As the incoming Assembly Republican Leader, I am ready to work with my colleagues to help bring California back.
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.