If I was a legislator of California I would prioritize my spending’s on welfare, environmental protection, K-12 education, higher education, health, and transportation.
My top priority would be K-12 education, where I would spend 35% of my budget. Early childhood education is important, not only to ensure the fundamental function of society which is to grow up and lead economically productive lives but also because education develops in us to have different perspective of looking at life. It allows us have opinions, arguments, solutions etc. The United States promises free primary and secondary education to all children, despite of their citizen ship status (Plyer v. Doe) and while California spends an average of $10, 291 per student each …show more content…
Thirdly I would focus 14% of my spending priority to higher education. The California expenditure on higher education has dropped over the past decades, from 18% in 1976-77 to 12% in 2016-17. Due to this cutting funds CSUs, UCs the tuition fees have tripled. Although tuition for California Community Colleges still remains the lowest nationwide, and the funding to them has increased most of the students going to CCC are looking into transferring, which can be difficult with the increase cost of higher education and the cost of living. Students attending CSUs, UCs and CCC get their financial aid through the California financial aid system (Cal Grants), combined with federal and institutional aid, however financial aid is not guaranteed for everyone and it can be hard to obtained if for reasons like not being informed, homelessness, unable to use parents income tax as proof of dependency, unable to work and provide income tax due to citizen ship status, being slightly above the line of poverty etc.
Fourthly I would spend 11% on Resources and Environmental Protection. Our environment is very important, if there is no Mother Earth then there is no life and the lack of care to our planet, and to its natural resources on a higher scale, from the POTUS for example, it’s unimaginable. In California we’ve had major catastrophes like the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Aliso Canyon gas
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Spending has become important because of the debt that the state is in right now ("TPPF Releases...). This issue would be a social responsibility, because one of the recommendations says that the state needs to raise taxes to pay its debt, which will include people paying them (Foundation). Higher education affordability is another issue that is argued. The cost of education is unpayable, this would be a personal responsibility. If someone decides to go to college and do the revenue bond it is the person’s choice (Foundation).
Every year the United States government spends money on its properties such as education, transportation and even social security. What a lot of people think is that the government sets out a balance point for all of their spending; however, the United States government has clearly set out their priorities to their budgets and leave no space for education as a priority. According to NationalPriorities.org "In fiscal year 2015, military spending is projected to account for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending, a total of $598.5 billion." But do not worry, we are only spending nearly one-twelve of that on things like education for our whole country. At least we can all learn about international military assistance and how much money
When creating a fiscal policy it is important the policies are timely, targeted, and temporary. President Obama released the budget for the fiscal year of 2017 focusing on some interesting challenges: climate change, treatment for diseases, and economic security. To build off our economic and fiscal progress we will see the sequestration lifted in 2018, as we invest in our future and security. The replacement to these savings comes by closing tax loopholes, tax reform, and spending reforms. As the U.S. moves forward it will use innovation to create a better future for generations to come, as we know available resources are diminishing leading to a scarcity. Therefore, the government must use the current resources in the most efficient ways. The government plans to enforce cleaner transportation infrastructure, with vehicles being more sustainable with low-carbon emissions. They are planning to prioritize the research development in the Food and Drug Administration, focusing primarily on biomedical research and eliminating cancer. The government will be supporting the end to cancer with $1 billion. The budget will invest in future jobs with supercomputing, robotics, or nanotechnology
Money is the key to success or not. In doing so, I learned that creating a budget is a two year long process. California’s budget actually exceeds the federal budget, spending over $100 billion a year (Castaneda 2017). With that, most of the revenue comes from our state tax when we pay for products and individual income taxes. Like the education district, the state budget goes along the state economy. In doing so, the process takes a while starting with April where the administrative departments prepare budgetary requests. In May, agencies prepare preliminary program budget where in July-August the department of finance and governor issue policy direction. Throughout the months of September and November, the Department of Finance reviews the proposals of the agencies as well as the Commission on State Finance and experts forecast revenues (Field 2013). At this point, the next year begins with Governor submitting budget to legislature which follows into February as the legislative analyst publish its findings. In doing so the next few months, the legislative branch conducts hearing, committees work out compromise, and by June the budget is signed by the Governor (Castaneda
only fund schools and train our teachers well enough that they will be able to teach our students.
Protecting our people, giving each of them an equal opportunity to achieve what they want to and listening to our people would be the three most important things that I would like to do. 3 Most Texans or other people from other states do not know who their legislators are. I think
Education is important to our future and making sure people can get jobs and is the base to our country’s success, which is why I increased their spending. I think this is realistic and most people would be happy with this. We always want to have better schools and teachers so children can get better educations. I decreased Non-Medicare health spending, because they were spending a lot of money that was not necessary. I do not believe that this is all that realistic, because we need money to pay for medical research and medications. I do not think people would be happy with this, because they want to be taken care of. I decided to increase aid to low-income families so that people who need help can get it to support their families. I think this
I would like to start with problem number one our economy; it’s in a dismal state due to high taxes and over spending of the government. I would
Implement strict environmental rules with the Carbon Fee and Dividend Plan while setting shipping safety standards, expanding marine protected areas, and banning industrial seawater cooling systems
Although nobody likes to cut the budget, I feel our budget can be cut in many different ways. We need to split the budget of the swimming pools in half because six public pools is a lot for one town and it’s too expensive. We need to cut some of the youth programs like the high school incentive programs because students shouldn’t have to be rewarded to get good grades they should just get them. We should only have two additional police officers instead of three because two is enough for this city and we don’t want to go over budget and have too many police officers.
What are the four categories that you need to separate your expenses into? Which one do you think makes up most of your own expenses? Why? Food, transportation, clothing, and entertainment. I make up most of my expenses on my entertainment because I love going on adventures and have fun.
Good afternoon, as I’m sure that you are all aware, each year the government composes a budget that is used to distribute funds to specific places in order to benefit our country. You see it all over your social media about how we may be spending too much money on our military or that we are unnecessarily cutting other departments funding. But what else is included in our budget? How much funding is our government providing to each of the other agencies? What types of things should be more focused on to benefit our country as a whole? These are the types of things that I will be informing you about today.
not be allowed to raise any taxes, instead being funded in a similar way to that