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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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