California’s Budget Is An Investment in the Future

Endorsement: Gov. Newsom has earned another term leading California into the future

The late Sen. John F. Kennedy famously said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

Gov. Jerry Brown has taken a page from Kennedy’s playbook, putting California on a growth path that is likely to lead to state dominance, not global domination.

“The first thing is, as always, we have to have a vision,” Brown said last week, after he signed his latest budget proposal. “I hope the voters of this state look at this budget and say it’s a good investment. It really is. It will allow me to do what I always wanted to do, which is to take California into the future.”

This budget is an investment in the future. It calls for $6 billion in new spending, an investment that will help the state grow its economy and create jobs. It will invest in our crumbling transportation system, making our state more efficient and more accessible. It will invest in our universities and colleges to continue our efforts to bring new opportunities to our world-class colleges and universities. It will invest in our public education system to continue to educate the next generation of leaders for the next generation of Californians.

And this budget is an investment in the future.

It will invest in our children. It will ensure that Californians have access to quality health care. It will ensure that our libraries are open and well-stocked with books, music, art and culture. It will invest to build a world-class transportation system that will bring us cleaner air and healthier lifestyles. And it will invest in our public lands so we can preserve our natural beauty and our iconic wildlife.

“This budget is an investment in the future,” Brown said on Jan. 7.

This budget is an investment in our children.

This budget is an investment in our health care.

It is an investment in our libraries.

It is an investment in our universities and colleges.

It is an investment in our public education system.

It is an investment in our public lands.

It is an investment in our wildlife.

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