Sunday, December 21, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Examples of ‘investment’ rhetoric by Democrats

By
From page A1 | June 12, 2014 |

SACRAMENTO — As Democratic lawmakers negotiate next fiscal year’s budget with Gov. Jerry Brown, they are trying to make their spending proposals sound fiscally responsible by calling them “investments” in Californians. Here are some examples:

___

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, May 15:

He said the bipartisan proposal for a rainy day fund balances the need for savings while paying down debt and investing in Californians. “In the coming weeks as we debate and successfully resolve the budget vote, (I hope we) use a similar framework and make sure that there is room left for some investment to meet the needs of the people.”

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, May 15:

“We have a lot of reinvesting to do in California.”

___

When the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office predicted that California will collect $2.5 billion more than the governor forecasts for the coming fiscal year, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins said that forecast would be the one used to construct the budget.

Atkins, D-San Diego, May 16:

“The LAO forecast is one more piece of the puzzle as we work to craft a budget that strengthens fiscal stability and expands opportunity by making smart investments.”

___

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, June 2:

She said the state will make “meaningful and strategic investments in early and higher education, in health care access and closing that opportunity gap.”

___

On May 20, several Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus said the budget needs to prioritize working women, parents and the education of young children.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva, D- Fullerton:

“Whether it’s starting at the cradle, looking at quality childcare — investing, investing, investing. We have no other choice but to make those important investments.”

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara:

“The bottom line really is we are calling upon the governor and our leadership to reinvest, re-envision our future. Our future really is our children, and it is critically important that we reinvest.”

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord:

“We understand that this is an investment in the future of these families, the child, the workforce, the economy. We understand it’s an investment in parent education as well.”

Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Canada Flintridge:

“We know that the dollars invested in our earliest years of education have the greatest impact for our kids and families.”

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 2 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Rudy MadronichJune 12, 2014 - 11:35 am

    This is the Democratic code word for spend spend spend and when it all gone spend more. They are trying to fool us into thing they are doing some good.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • rlw895June 12, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    Actually, I don't think they are trying to fool you or even persuade you. They are trying to get fellow Democrats to put pressure on the governor. You and yours don't have a seat at the table. Republicans have to elect more members to the legislature to become relevant again.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

The Salvation Army serves 1,000-plus across 2 days

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1, 7 Comments | Gallery

 
Blue Christmas service offers reflection, hope

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1

Shining bright for all to see: Locals deck out yards, homes

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Time for annual Solano County quiz

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

Bevy of holiday activities at Western Railway Museum

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
State Fair scholarship applications available

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Get tested, know your status

By Morgan Westfall | From Page: C4

 
Free New Year’s celebration slated

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

 
 
New development fees start Jan. 1 in Vacaville

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

A word of warning for Senator Warren

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7, 11 Comments

 
New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Fairfield police log: Dec. 19, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Suisun City police log: Dec. 19, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
Sky-high price has VA rationing hep C drug

By Tom Philpott | From Page: B10

.

US / World

Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
 
Officials: Missing dog was dyed to deceive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
California officer kills teen after machete attack

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Design of Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier OK’d

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7, 1 Comment

 
North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

2 car bombs rock southern Sweden’s city of Malmo

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Bombings kill 12 in Iraq

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10, 1 Comment

US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Panama’s Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 21, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

 
Season’s greetings from the Obamas

By Alexandra Petri | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

New school finance strategy lacks accountability

By Dan Walters | From Page: A8

 
Sound off for Dec. 21, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Today in History: Dec. 21, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 4 Comments

 
Community Calendar: Dec. 21, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3, 1 Comment

 
Why celebrate Christmas?

By Noel Reese | From Page: C3, 2 Comments

Horoscopes: Dec. 21, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

 
Should I ask grandson why we weren’t included in wedding photos?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

.

Entertainment

Review: ‘Five’ by Ursula Archer is intriguing

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

Publisher hopes to sell books through Twitter

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
Chris Colfer has multi-book deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

Jerry Lee Lewis: Sustained by brief blaze of glory

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

New Giants 3B McGehee eager to play back home

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

49ers squander 21-point lead in 4th straight loss

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Raiders place cornerback Brown on injured reserve

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Big moves bring big hope for Chicago baseball

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
This date in sports history for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
.

Business

 
Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

On the money: 4 ways to hold on to your cash when renting a car

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeys

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Scarecrows outnumber people in dying Japan town

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

.

Obituaries

Dominic C. Scolaro

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Barbara Jean Bidstrup Braker

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Perry Michael Smetts

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Luzdivina B. Banks

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Arnold Howard Evans

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Anthony Hanson Elder

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

.

Comics