Tag Archive for California budget crisis

Democratic Commitment to Fight for Families, Keep Safety Net

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) say as the legislature works to close the budget gap by June 30 Assembly Democrats will not “let the deficit be used as an excuse to eliminate the safety net in California and eviscerate our public…

Bass on Budget: Tough and Smart Decisions Needed

SACRAMENTO – California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) responded this morning to Governor Schwarzenegger’s budget address to a joint session of the State Legislature. Bass was joined at the news conference by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Assembly Budget Committee Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland). Bass made…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…

Controller John Chiang to Come to OC This Thursday!

If you can make it to OCYD this Thursday, please do. They’ll have a very special guest who knows a thing or two about the state’s current fiscal crisis. But don’t worry, there’ll be lighter moments, too. Dear Andrew, Young Democrats Meeting With Controller John Chiang We invite you to attend our next Orange County…

Four Obama Inspired Lessons for California Democrats – Part Two

Last week I wrote that the Obama campaign should serve as a master class in winning elections for Democrats, but, unfortunately, not enough California Democrats are playing attention to the Obama campaign’s most important lessons. We’ve dealt with the first two lessons — (1) Blame Republicans and Present a Democratic Solution, and (2) Use the Internet. The remaining two Obama inspired lessons are (3) Expand the Electorate, and (4) Champion the Middle Class. Let’s tackle them now.

Restore Democracy to California

I found this over at the Courage Campaign. Sign the pledge to repeal the 2/3rds rule to pass a budget California is in crisis – and Republicans are using it as an opportunity to advance their radical right-wing agenda. They are using the rule requiring a 2/3rds vote to pass a budget to hold the…