CALIFORNIA — Election 2020: Which party has the most to lose?
The California legislature is expected to approve a massive $3.4 trillion tax increase in 2018.
California has voted to raise the sales tax by $1.25 a gallon, increase the state’s minimum wage to $15, and add $300 billion in funding for the state highway system.
The state also plans to double the minimum wage and increase education funding.
But for most Californians, that money isn’t enough to buy groceries and clothing.
Many people are struggling with housing costs, stagnant wages and high unemployment.
The median household income for households in the state is just $35,200.
That’s more than a third of the national median, and the gap has grown between the state and other states in recent years.
California’s economy grew at an annual rate of 5.6 percent last year, according to a report from the California Institute of Technology.
But many Californians are still struggling.
A report from The New York Times said California’s jobless rate in 2018 was nearly 25 percent.
That’s higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.5 percent and higher than most states in the country.
California also ranks as the most expensive state to live in.
In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections, some Republicans are worried that the state could be in for a hard re-election cycle.
Gavin Newsom has been touting a plan to bring in more money to help with the state budget.
But the governor is facing an uphill battle in trying to win back the Democratic base after being re-elected by a slim margin.
“We’re going to have to do some hard work on the campaign trail to try to get them to understand that we need to work together to address their concerns and make sure that they know we’re going there,” Newsom said in August.
“There are a lot of people who are really concerned and concerned about the state of California.
They’re worried about their kids and their grandchildren.
But they’re also concerned about whether we’re getting a fair shake in this economy.”
For now, Democrats have little to lose from the unpopular tax increase and other issues that have come up during the campaign.
“I think they’ll make up for the deficit, but they can’t do it on their own,” said State Sen. Mark Leno, who has been campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Newman.
Leno and Democratic Rep. Mark DeSaulnier have made clear they’ll fight for a balanced budget and have vowed to support a $15 minimum wage, a higher minimum wage for state contractors and a public option to purchase health insurance.
Leno has also promised to introduce a bill that would extend the state sales tax for 10 years.
“People will say, ‘Well, I’ll pay it back if you raise it.
But you have to make sure you have a plan on how to pay it,'” Leno said.
The state also passed a $1 trillion tax cut package in January, but Democrats are still fighting to make the deal.
The measure is set to pass in a vote expected to take place next week.
The biggest loser is the state government.
The California Legislative Budget Office projected the budget deficit in 2020 would be $3 billion.
The governor and Legislature agreed to cut the state into two pieces.
California is expected in 2019 to collect $3 trillion from the sale of state assets.
The sale of the state-owned UC Davis, which includes universities and schools, and UC Santa Barbara, the largest public university in the world, is scheduled to be sold for $1 billion.