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Scott Wilk Weekly Update – January 15, 2014


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Wilk Weekly Update – January 15, 2014

Governor announced his 2014-15 budget plan

  • Governor is planning on investing $300 million in cap and trade taxes paid by California business to fund the high speed rail project.
  • Governor is proposing a substantial $11 billion in new debt repayment over 2012-13 and 2014-15 and of this amount he proposes to immediately repay over $6 billion in school district deferrals and eventually paying off the “wall of debt” by 2017-18.
  • The Legislative Analyst’s Office recommends that we save $5 billion of the unexpected surplus by the end of 2014-15, and $8 billion by the end of 2016-17 to buffer against the next recession and the end of the Proposition 30 tax increases.
  • It is estimated that the state faces a combined $350 billion debt in unfunded state retiree health care and pension obligations.  California also owes $10 billion to Washington to repay a loan for unemployment compensation increases during the recession.

New committee assignments

  • Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez appointed Assemblyman Scott Wilk to the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization and to the Select Committee on Campus Climate.
  • The main jurisdiction of the Governmental Organization Committee includes the regulation of alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.
  • The Select Committee on Campus Climate was established to work with University Administrators to re-evaluate diversity programs and safety measures within on-campus housing and throughout the university.

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Scott Wilk Weekly Update – January 15, 2014

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Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.