Joseph "Gray" Davis was overwhelmingly elected the 37th governor of California in 1998, winning 58% of the vote. As Governor, he made education a top priority, signing legislation to strengthen California's K-12 system by establishing the Academic Performance Index to increase accountability in schools, and expanding access to higher education with a record number of scholarships and college loans. These reforms improved student achievement scores for six consecutive years. Davis was also proud to fund and establish Institutes of Science and Innovation in partnership with the University of California and leading private industry; these Institutes are appropriately named after the Governor. Today, Davis is Of Counsel at Loeb & Loeb, LLP, a member of the bi-partisan Think Long Committee, a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and Honorary Co-Chair of the Southern California Leadership Council. He has also served as lieutenant governor, state controller, and state assemblyman. He began his public service as a captain in the U.S. Army, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Vietnam.
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Getting the Golden States economy on track.
Massive public debt risks swallowing up the economy, public-sector union pensions need to be reformed, and the Department of Justice should be focusing on other things than raiding medical marijuana dispensaries.
In these difficult times, our focus should not be on how counties can get more money from the taxpayers, but instead on how government at all levels can creatively find savings that allow us to better serve one another.
Davis talks about the state's budget challenges and the performance of Governor Jerry Brown.