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Prop. 1A a threat to small business, job growth, economic recovery

Posted: March 26, 2009 8:32 p.m.
Updated: March 26, 2009 5:33 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A.

"At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today. 

"Rather than tax increases, California needs to create new jobs with pro-growth measures and structural reform that eliminates and consolidates overlapping departments and high-paying political commissions -- limiting stipends for members of necessary commissions to $150 per meeting," he said. 

"A two-year state budget, a part-time legislature, abolishing term limits and eliminating the high cost of passing legislation will improve effectiveness and efficiency," Antonovich said.

"It makes no sense that the State Legislature spends $500,000 to pass a law allocating $100,000 for a library or municipal program when local government could use the entire $500,000 and pay directly for these types of services."


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