- As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
- Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
- Prepares and submits the annual state budget.
- Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.
Once an Aspirant Catholic Priest, I support life from conception to the grave and the right to bear arms. As a former staff of Governors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson, now a public policy supporter of President Bush, advocate with the White House and Congress for working families, where I offer support, and my advice, I believe the answer to our California's problems is we are over taxed. Today, many so-called services fees are simply taxes, just renamed. Higher taxes have proven to never bring prosperity. What we need is to lessen the tax burden on Californians. I pledge never to raise your taxes. As your governor, the first thing I'll do is Repeal the triple car tax retroactively, to put some money into consumers' pockets to spend and help stimulate our economy. Second, we need tax breaks for all levels of working families of California. I will call for reduction of California's 18¢ gas tax, cigarette, spirits, table wine and beer taxes; I will also begin work to immediately lessen first line responders and teachers' taxes and make California second to none, tax friendliest to retirees. I intend to change our unfriendly business climate and restore the friendliest business environment of any state and institute a Free Enterprise Development Initiative with Asia, Latin America, and Africa to boost trade and boost exports of "Made In California" goods and services to create jobs. Can I count on your support? Thank you.
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