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Democrats Proopose Green Economic Stimulus Package for 2009

California's Legislature proposes a $2.3 billion "green economic stimulus" package to invest in 21st Century public transit, build much-needed water infrastructure, create thousands of quality, green jobs, and more.

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Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) announced a $2.3 billion “green” economic stimulus package on January 14, 2009 that will create jobs while protecting and enhancing California’s environment.

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“There is no conflict between a healthy environment and a healthy economy,” Steinberg said. “For this important program to spur the green economy to work, the state must get its fiscal house in order. Make no mistake – economic stimulus begins with balancing our budget.”

“The Green Economic Stimulus Package we are proposing creates more than 40,000 new jobs and environmental benefits along the entire spectrum of need in California,” Bass said. “This is REAL economic stimulus not side issues – in fact these proposals are front and center in what needs to be done to get our economy back on track. Simply put--the state of our state will be much better if this Green Economic Stimulus package becomes law.”

Legislative Democrats’ green economic stimulus plan is in alignment with President-Elect Barack Obama’s plan to spur green jobs by providing federal stimulus money to “shovel-ready” green projects, money for retrofitting federal buildings for energy efficiency and stimulus money for renewable energy and clean fuels.

Steinberg and Bass will propose legislation that will accelerate over $2 billion in voter-approved infrastructure bond money aimed directly at investments in the emerging green economy.

These funds will be appropriated for immediate economic stimulus projects to provide clean air, clean water and natural resource protection while providing jobs and economic activity.

Investment will target projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Immediate “shovel-ready” projects that create jobs, stimulate the economy, and improve the environment.
  • All permits, authorizations, and approvals issued at the time the project funding is approved. No gutting of environmental laws to build new projects.
  • Preference given to the creation/provision of CA jobs and economic activity.
  • Projects must provide a “green” dividend in the form of benefiting public health or the environment.



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