Dahle, Senate Republicans say California is burning under governor’s leadership

As California Governor Gavin Newsom prepares to take the national stage today, District 1 Senator Brian Dahle and the California Senate Republicans take offense that he continues to paint a rosy picture of the Golden State.

They say under his leadership, California is failing as a result of legislative Democrats’ misguided policies and families are feeling the pinch of those bad policies with the high costs of living, public safety concerns and rampant homelessness.

Brian Dahle

“The governor’s priorities are out of whack,” Dahle said. “Instead of pushing Biden out of the White House, he should be focusing on solving issues that matter most to Californians like tackling affordability, addressing crime, streamlining housing, and helping our students. Since our gubernatorial debate last year, nothing has changed for the better — California has only gotten worse, and the polls show it.”

Brian W.Jones.

“Gavin Newsom has no credibility to go on national stage to tout his successes for California,” said Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones. “The Golden State is burning with one crisis after another from homelessness to public safety. His idea of governing is to throw money at the problem, run off and seek out his next thrilling project to get media attention.”

Below is a highlighted list of Newsom’s top failures as governor of the fourth largest economy in the world
High costs of living
The cost of living in California continues to challenge all residents, especially the working poor and struggling middle class. From housing costs, to gas prices, to energy costs, and taxes, everyday Californians pay more. [Source: My Life Elsewhere]

Families and businesses fleeing California
The Hoover Institution study reveals that businesses are leaving the state twice as fast as years prior. Businesses forced to flee are taking revenue, jobs, and opportunities with them. Families are leaving to other states citing the high costs of living as a reason.

Homelessness
The latest data shows California is home to America’s most homeless despite spending more than $20 billion of taxpayer dollars under Newsom’s leadership. The homeless crisis continues to spiral out of control.

Education failures
California will spend about $128 billion on K–12 public education this fiscal year. Despite this level of spending, about 75 percent of California students lack proficiency in core subject areas based on federal education standards.

Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Brian Dahle represents California’s 1st Senate District, which contains all or portions of 11 counties, including Lassen, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Siskiyou and Shasta. Also serving deferred areas of Tehama, Butte, Colusa, and Glenn counties.

Senator Brian W. Jones
Senator Brian W. Jones represents the 40th Senate District which includes the cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, San Diego city communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley and University City, along with the San Diego County unincorporated communities of 4S Ranch, Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Rainbow, Ramona and Valley Center.