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DCCC2012JohnTavaglioneCA-41ResearchBook

DCCC2012JohnTavaglioneCA-41ResearchBook

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John Tavaglione
Budget Issues ............................................................................................... 2
 
Business and Consumer Issues .................................................................... 2
 
Campaign Finance Issues ............................................................................. 3
 
Choice Issues ............................................................................................... 3
 
Crime & Public Safety Issues ...................................................................... 3
 
Economic and Financial Issues .................................................................... 4
 
Education Issues .......................................................................................... 5
 
Energy Issues ............................................................................................... 5
 
Environmental Issues ................................................................................... 5
 
Ethics Issues ................................................................................................. 5
 
Foreign Policy Issues – Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea .................... 6
 
Gay and Lesbian Issues ................................................................................ 6
 
Gun Issues .................................................................................................... 6
 
Health Care Issues ....................................................................................... 6
 
Immigration and Border Issues .................................................................... 6
 
Israel ............................................................................................................. 6
 
Labor and Working Family Issues ............................................................... 7
 
Other Social Issues ....................................................................................... 9
 
Senior Issues ................................................................................................ 9
 
Social Issues ................................................................................................. 9
 
Political Issues ............................................................................................. 9
 
Tax Issues .................................................................................................. 11
 
Tea Party .................................................................................................... 11
 
Transportation Issues ................................................................................. 11
 
 
2
Clips of Interest
On the Economy It’s Only
N
atural That We’re Going to Suffer a Little Bit More
In 2012, on the economy Tavaglione said it’s only natural that we’re going to suffer a little bit more. “It’snot coming back as quickly as any of us would like. We grew so rapidly in the mid-2000s … so it’s onlynatural that we’re going to suffer a little bit more,” he said. “But we’ll get back and we’ll be stronger when we do get back because we’re making structural changes (to the budget).”
[Press Enterprise,3/28/12]
 
Biographical Issues
Served on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Since 1994
In 2012, Tavaglione served on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors since 1994.
[Press-Enterprise,2/20/12]
 
 
Budget Issues
Advocated for Forcing State to Pay for City Costs – Rather Than County Delaying Payment DueDate
In 2012, Tavaglione sought to postpone actions to formally pen a deal that would allow the City of Wildomar to delay paying money it owes the county.sought to postpone any action on allowing Wildomar to defer payment of nearly $1.8 million owed thecounty until the end of the current fiscal year to see whether the state takes any action on Senate Bill 89.The bill stripped the city of its vehicle license fee revenues.“We can’t let the state off the hook,” Tavaglione said, noting that it might send the wrong message tolegislators if the county acts too early to accommodate the cities.
[Lakeelsinore-Wildomar Patch,3/27/12]
Requested Funding Through Community Improvement Designation Fund Which Faced IncreasedScrutiny
In 2012, it was reported that Supervisor John Tavaglione requested funding through the CommunityImprovement Designation Fund, the funding for which was divided evenly among the five supervisorsand used to pay for neighborhood projects, fund nonprofits and bolster other government agencies. Thefund faced increased scrutiny due budget shortfalls The Riverside County supervisors requested fundingthrough the Community Improvement Designation Fund, The Riverside Community College District got$125,000 at the request of Supervisor John Tavaglione and another $250,000 the request of Supervisor Bob Buster.
[Press-Enterprise,1/15/12]
Business and Consumer Issues
 
3
Campaign Finance Issues
Takano Jumped Ahead of Republican Tavaglione in Fourth Quarter 2011 Fundraising
In 2012, Takano jumped ahead of Republican John Tavaglione in fundraising. Between Oct. 1 and Dec.31, 2011, Democrat Mark Takano collected $125,472, and Tavaglione raised $87,345.“We feel confident that our strong fundraising support will continue and that we will have the resourcesnecessary to win this election in November,” Takano said in a statement.
[Press-Enterprise,1/31/12]
Choice IssuesCrime & Public Safety Issues
Absent from Vote on Grants for Programs Aimed at Reducing Domestic Violence and HumanTrafficking
In March 2012, Tavaglione was absent from a vote on two requests by the sheriff for federal grants insupport of programs aimed at reducing domestic violence and human trafficking.On a 4-0 vote, Riverside County supervisors approved Sheriff Stan Sniff’s applications for a U.S. JusticeDepartment “Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program” grant and an “EnhancedCollaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Program” grant.
[Desert Sun,3/20/12]
 
Said he Was Happy About $100 Million Jail System Expansion
In March 2012, Tavaglione said he was very happy but not surprised about the state’s decision to awardRiverside County $100 million to expand the jail system and ease prisoner crowding, Sheriff Stan Sniff announced Thursday.
[Press-Enterprise,3/8/12]
 
Riverside County Was Forced to Release 600 Inmates Since January Alone – Tavaglione Opposed aPlan to Build a Regional Jail in Whitewater
In 2012, although Riverside County officials received $100 million to expand the jail system and easeovercrowding, Riverside County had to release more than 600 inmates early since January alone.Tavaglione said he didn’t support building a regional jail on 140 acres in Whitewater. “I think we need tolook at all our options with Whitewater not in the picture,” he said. “We need to respect the feelings of the people there.” Tavaglione said supervisors will have to decide how to match the state grant. “Thankfullywe’re getting our deficit in order,” he said. “(But) $10 million doesn’t come easily right now. We’ll find itsomewhere.”
[Press-Enterprise,3/8/12]
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ecessary for Public Safety

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