Gavin Newsom won election as the next governor of the once-great State of California.
What a surprise.
I have some suggested agenda items for Governor-elect Newsom that he is free (and likely) to ignore, based on an article by Christopher B. Summers that looks at Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who happens to be a Republican leading a deep blue state.
- Lower tolls and commuter fees
- Repeal the gas tax and roll back the supposedly temporary sales tax
- Enforce a zero-tolerance policy on those who engage in violent protests, like Antifa
- Review State regulations and get rid of armloads of them
- Include new dams and reservoirs in State water management plans without skimping on new water-saving and efficiency ideas
- Lower the State’s individual and corporate tax rates (California ranks 49
thin the Tax Foundation 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index — only New Jersey is worse, and New York State is 48 th)
- Enforce the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that allowed union members to quit and not pay so-called “agency fees”
- Break up huge school district like Los Angeles Unified into smaller, more accountable Districts
- Publicly admit that the so-called non-partisan label on the commission in charge of drawing voting district lines is a sham
- Oppose state-imposed mandates on counties and cities, including land-use mandates
The list could be expanded.
The entire exercise is useless, because Gavin Newsom prefers universal health “insurance” and state-sponsored child care and economic justice and renewable energy — and most importantly, dividing everyone up into self-centered interest groups suspicious of other self-centered interest groups, so that they can be played off one another and made dependent on the State.