With the New Year comes a new legislative session - and this year looks to be busier than the last.
Already we have a lot on our plates. Debate has started on how to fix the water bond to better address our water shortages before it heads to the ballot in November and there is plenty of discussion on how to best utilize revenue from the Cap and Trade program to curb greenhouse gasses.
Efforts to reform our film tax incentive program to stem the flow of jobs to other states and eliminate obstacles that have impeded the High Speed Rail project from moving forward are underway. And proposals to address prison overcrowding as required by the federal government and reduce the unfunded liability for the state’s teacher retirement system are already circulating.
This is just a snapshot of what is in store for the upcoming year. As always, I hope you will continue to share your thoughts and concerns as we grind through all of these difficult, but important, issues.
Assemblymember, 50th District