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L.A. Senator knows the importance of CA manufacturing recovery

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 27, 2010

Thanks to Senator Rod Wright for his dazzling floor speech Wednesday in support of a resolution to ask Congress to continue funding Boeing's C-17 program in Long Beach, California.


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Wright's resolution was a funding request to Congress. He has made similar pleas in the Legislature's policy debates to take action to support California manufacturing.  Too few democrat party lawmakers are also taking up this cause.

The recovery of California's manufacturing base depends on lawmakers acknowledging the breadth of the problem and the need for real action.   For some reason, 12.3% unemployed, falling tax revenues and pinpoint accurate speeches like Sen. Wright's aren't translating into action.  We need rational and predictable regulations, competitive tax policy, workforce development, and lower energy costs.

Bottom line:  Wright's cause should be the entire Legislature's cause.





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Comments: 2

Lobby Guy

Aug. 27, 2010 1:26 pm

I listened to Rod's plea for a mandate to continue building a plane the pentagon may not want in a region led by Government officials who insist upon public policies that have caused manufacturers to FLEE the LA area. Someone needs to point out that California's manufacturing base didn't evaporate - it was forced out by the public policies embraced by several generations of public officials who now bemoan the loss of jobs!

Lobby Guy

Aug. 28, 2010 8:55 am

I listened to Rod's plea for a mandate to continue building a plane the pentagon may not want in a region led by Government officials who insist upon public policies that have caused manufacturers to FLEE the LA area. Someone needs to point out that California's manufacturing base didn't evaporate - it was forced out by the public policies embraced by several generations of public officials who now bemoan the loss of jobs!

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