The California Republican Party is bringing its solutions to protect education and
taxpayers directly to you with our â€œRight Track, California!â€ tour. Weâ€™re hitting the rails and
roadways to let Californians know that thereâ€™s an alternative to holding voters hostage to holding voters hostage to
a tax increase under the threat of devastating education cuts.
- TAX RELIEF
The Los Angeles Times in an editorial
this year called the GOP in California
the â€œParty of Yesâ€ for standing up for
good government and introducing a
series of bills aimed at enacting muchneeded
pension reform to save
California taxpayers money!* The
reforms are even supported by
Governor Jerry Brown, but Legislative
Democrats so far have said NO to these
reforms that California voters want!
*Los Angeles Times Editorial:
California`s Party of Yes, 2/26/2012
REPUBLICANS WANT TO PROTECT EDUCATION AND OUR FUTURE GENERATIONâ€¦
- •$4.5 Billion to Protect Education: The Republican
Budget roadmap is designed to stave off devastating
trigger cuts to higher education and massive new tax
increases, by using prior budget solutions to shift funds
from other areas of Californiaâ€™s budget.
- •Republicans want A Safe Atmosphere for
Children: Current California law makes it extremely
difficult to suspend or dismiss a permanent teacher; the
process can be more than 12 steps and could take up to 8
years. Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff introduced SB
1059 designed to streamline the process of suspending
and dismissing teachers for unprofessional and/or criminal
behavior. Democrats said â€œnoâ€ to these reforms.
- •Use One-Time Windfall To Protect Classrooms,
Pay Down Debt: Don`t repeat the mistakes of the
past by using one-time funding for on-going
programs. Let`s prioritize what matters most,
protecting classrooms and preventing our children
from paying for this generation`s wall of debt.
- •Streamline Government and Halt New Programs:
Republicans want to make existing programs more
efficient, saving $200 million.
DEMOCRATS WANT TO HOLD EDUCATION HOSTAGE AND PANDER TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONSâ€¦
- •Education Still Suffers:â€œIf the Governor`s measure
passes, it will provide no new money for education. If it
fails, there will be more significant cuts. K-14 education
will be cut by $4.9 billion -- a loss of about $370 per
K-12 student and millions more to community colleges
-California Federation of Teachers Research Specialist
- •Politics over Safety of Children:Senate
Democrats rejected SB 1059 because of the protests
of the public employee unions. The current dismissal
process can be more than 12 steps and could take up
to 8 years. Dismissal proceedings are currently so
extensive, they cost Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) an average of $300,000 for each
- •More Tax Increases:Democrats want to raise taxes
again despite our chronically weak economy. They
want to raise our sales tax to 7.75% and increase our
top income tax rate to the highest in the country 13.3%.
High taxes and regulations caused our problems, they
are not the cure.
Click HERE to view the Senate and Assembly Republicans Propose ``Roadmap to Protect Classrooms and Taxpayers``.
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