Op-ed

  • A clearer picture of the gas tax hike - Assemblyman Marc Steinorth California

    A clearer picture of the gas tax hike

    The Sun Sacramento politicians have said the gas tax will only set people back $10 a week. But, the largest gas tax in the history of California does more harm than Sacramento wants you to know. When the establishment politicians present their talking points and statistics on the impact of the gas tax, Californians see […]

  • Homeownership savings accounts offer hope - Marc Steinorth California Assembly

    Homeownership savings accounts offer hope

    Story By Marc Steinorth | The Press-Enterprise Right now, surplus and scarcity are the buzzwords of Sacramento. The state is enjoying an almost unprecedented infusion of billions of extra dollars into its coffers. But count me as skeptical it will be spent or invested in ways that deal with our structural deficits and massive long-term […]

  • Defeat effort to weaken Prop. 13

    Story By Marc Steinorth | The Press Enterprise It was not that long ago when California was in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Our state lost 1.4 million jobs, more than one in 10 residents statewide were without a job, and, here in Riverside, our unemployment rate jumped to more […]

  • Create economic growth, not new taxes

    Story By Marc Steinorth | The San Bernardino Sun With higher than anticipated revenues, the state legislature passed the largest budget in state history. Yet there remain critical funding needs, such as transportation infrastructure and our backlogged courts. This means we need to better prioritize our budget, not raise taxes to generate more revenue. Instead […]

  • Relieving our overcrowded animal shelters

    Story By Marc Steinorth | The San Bernardino Sun Californians love their pets and rightfully so. The companionship an owner receives from their pet builds a strong emotional bond for life as a dog or cat is often considered a member of the family. Unfortunately not every pet can find a good home and realize […]

  • Commonsense Prop. 47 fixes to protect public safety

    Story By Marc Steinorth | The San Bernardino Sun Public safety laws are one of the most important responsibilities our state’s leaders have because a society is judged by how it dispenses justice and protects the safety of its citizens. Crafting criminal justice laws is a rigorous process that must pay close attention to detail. […]