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Josh Becker - The Innovation Democrat for California

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  • 1. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY
  • 2. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY California: State in Crisis The Innovation Democrat
  • 3. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY California State Ranking on Per Pupil Spending California’s education 1 5 ranking dropped from 5th to 43rd in 10 the last 40 years. 14 20 22 National Average 30 40 50 43 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 The Innovation Democrat
  • 4. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY $10,056 UC and CSU tuition and fees have more than tripled in the last 20 years. $2,670 1991-2 2009-10 The Innovation Democrat
  • 5. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY California Projected Deficit for 2010 to 2015 $0 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 -$5,000,000,000 -$10,000,000,000 -$15,000,000,000 -$20,000,000,000 -$25,000,000,000 The Innovation Democrat
  • 6. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Why is this happening? The Innovation Democrat
  • 7. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Fluctuation in state tax revenue has made budget consistency nearly impossible. $120,000,000,000 2010 $100,000,000,000 2000 $80,000,000,000 $60,000,000,000 State tax collections since 2000 The Innovation Democrat
  • 8. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY +35.7% Prisons State spending on prisons continues to rise while educational and essential services are cut. Medi-Cal Student Aid UC CSU K-14 Benefits Education -7.2% - 17.9% -19% -21.9% -20.8% 2009-10 General Fund Expenditures as Projected in November 2004 Compared to 2009-10 Expenditures as Estimated in November 2009 The Innovation Democrat
  • 9. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY +1221.3% Prison spending has grown 4x faster than the growth of Prisons the total of all state expenditures. +298.5% All other state expenditures 1980-81 to 2010-11 The Innovation Democrat
  • 10. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Since the passage of Prop 13, the property tax burden has shifted to residential. Residential Property Tax Commercial Property Tax 1977 1985 1990 1995 2000 2003 Historical Trend in Property Tax Burden for Santa Clara County The Innovation Democrat
  • 11. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY The Legacy of Prop 13: Draeger’s Market A Local Example $66,585 Trader Joe’s $7,471 Annual Property Tax The Innovation Democrat
  • 12. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY California is one of three states to require a super majority vote to pass both a budget and state tax increase. The Innovation Democrat
  • 13. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Josh is working on innovative ideas Create Fix Reform Jobs Education Sacramento The Innovation Democrat
  • 14. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Every 100,000 jobs = $2.2 billion net positive impact for our budget The Innovation Democrat
  • 15. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY 10,209 Green Businesses California Leads the New Green 125,390 Economy with: Green Jobs $6,580,427,000 in Venture Capital The Innovation Democrat
  • 16. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Fix Education Increase funding Lower Parcel Tax Threshold to 55% Prepare our kids for jobs of the future Like www.NationalLabDay.org which Josh co-founded Universal pre-school Protect higher education funding Josh chairs the board of trustees for the UC Merced Foundation The Innovation Democrat
  • 17. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Reform Sacramento Fix budgeting process Rainy day fund, multi-year budgeting Clean Money Campaigns Pass and Expand Clean Money campaign Open Primary The Innovation Democrat
  • 18. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY What You Can Do Vote Support Prop 15 Get us Your Facts, Slides, and Solutions $500 prize if we use your slide Email submissions to volunteer@joshbecker2010.org Donate to Josh’s Campaign The Innovation Democrat
  • 19. JOSH BECKER for STATE ASSEMBLY Josh is Promoting Innovation Running for State Assembly - District 21 Developing New Ideas Working to Change the Culture of Politics The Innovation Democrat

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