My budget proposed major expansions in choice and charter schools because they help give every kid, no matter what zip code they come from, an opportunity for a great education.

With these and other reforms made to our school systems we have given our traditional public schools the same chances for success that we see in our good choice and charter schools.

Overall, we created a better business environment for jobs, we balanced a $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes and we made our government work better for the people we serve. In other words, we kept our promises.

So why am I facing a recall election?

Simple: the big government union bosses from Washington want their money.