By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – October 6, 2022
Gavin Newsom is considering a Special Session of the Legislature for a single purpose: raising taxes. That is the last thing California needs.
Newsom’s proposal, a new tax on suppliers, will inevitably make gas prices even higher. For those keeping score, prices in California are now $2.56 above the national average and our state budget has grown $100 billion since Newsom took office.
If Newsom does re-convene the Legislature, he’ll be sending the Supermajority into a trap. I’ll use the opportunity to force a new vote on suspending the gas tax, and we’ll see if they’re willing to oppose it again as ballots land in mailboxes.
Meanwhile, two new reports are out. One finds homelessness went up 15 percent in 3 years as spending exploded to 28 times what it was; the other describes new math scores as so bad they’ve set off a “five-alarm fire.” This is Newsom’s “model for the nation.”
I’m running for Congress to stop the nationalization of that model. Yesterday, at Sutter Street Taqueria, our campaign announced the support of leading small business organizations as I detailed my plans for reversing Biden’s economic train wreck.
Biden and Pelosi’s policies have absolutely crushed small businesses, and my opponent Kermit says the purpose of his campaign is to help them make “even more changes.”
In good news, Dr. Jeff Barke has filed a lawsuit to strike down AB 2098, the chilling medical censorship bill just signed by Newsom. If this suit succeeds, which I believe it will, then the five very worst COVID bills will all have failed.