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Prop 23: Voters must not leave state's economy to chance

Posted by Jack Stewart, on Sept. 24, 2010

Prop 23 = temporarily postponing AB 32 until economy improves
Meg Whitman = one-year delay of AB 32
Jerry Brown = Immediate AB 32 implementation and increased costs

Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman agrees that AB 32 will be a job killer and hopes that as Governor she would be able to delay it until it can be fixed. But to make sure AB 32 is delayed, voters must support Prop 23. We can't leave this to chance.

California's economy already looks like this:


  • 51st worst place to do business for the last four years according to Chief Executive Magazine
  • One of the worst public policy climates for small business/entrepreneurship according to the Small Business Survival Index 2009
  • 49th in "business friendliness" according to CNBC's Annual Survey of Top States for Business
  • Lost more than 630,000 manufacturing jobs over the last decade.


California was a clean tech leader before AB 32, and suspension won't change that: 


Hoping that our leaders will take action to fix AB 32 is not enough given our declining manufacturing base and high unemployment rate, notwithstanding our existing greenhouse gas efficiency leadership. CMTA supports Prop 23 as the only sure way to temporarily postpone the high costs of AB 32 until the economy improves.

Voters must choose California's economy and support Prop 23 in November.

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Business Against Prop 23

Sept. 24, 2010 3:19 pm

Meg Whitman = NO on 23 Jerry Brown = NO on 23 Abel Maldonado = No on 23 Gavin Newsom = No on 23 Sec. George Shultz = No on 23 Sacramento Chamber of Commerce = No on 23 Valley Chamber of Commerce = No on 23


Sept. 24, 2010 3:54 pm

YES on 23 = State and National Organizations American Council of Engineering Companies – California American GI Forum of California American GI Forum Women of California Americans for Prosperity Associated California Loggers Association of Energy Service Companies Black Business Association California Association of Business and Property Owners California Automotive Wholesalers Association California Cattlemen’s Association California Citrus Mutual California Coalition of Filipino American Chambers California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations California Dairy Campaign California Dump Truck Owners Association California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) California League of Food Processors California Manufacturers & Technology Association California Poultry Federation California Republican Party California Short Line Railroad Association California Small Business Alliance California Small Business Association California State Firefighters Association California Taxpayer Protection Committee California Tomato Growers Association California Trucking Association California State Pipe Trades Council (AFL-CIO) Can Manufacturers Institute Chemical Industry Council of California Filipino Progress Fire Services Training Institute Grass Valley Appeal Democrat Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Independent Oil Producers Agency International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (AFL-CIO) Kern County Farm Bureau Lumber Association of California and Nevada National Federation of Independent Business – California (NFIB) National Petrochemical and Refiners Association National Tax Limitation Committee National Taxpayers Union Nisei Farmers League Orange County Register Printing Industries of California Riverside Press Enterprise Slavic American Chamber of Commerce Victorville Daily Press Waste Watchers Western Agricultural Processors Association Air Quality/Public Health Officials: Peter Foy, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District Board Member Brad Mitzelfelt, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Board Member Reb Monaco, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District Board Member Kim Yamaguchi, Butte County Air Quality Management District Board Member Local and Regional Organizations Alliance of Contra Costa Taxpayers American GI Forum, Modesto Chapter Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Butte County Farm Bureau Carson Black Chamber of Commerce Central Solano Taxpayers Association Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Clovis Chamber of Commerce Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business of Santa Barbara Contra Costa Taxpayers Association El Dorado County Joint Chambers of Commerce Fontana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce 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