Statement by Jack M. Stewart on Senate Republican Legislation to Repeal Job Killer Legislation

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, March 3, 2003 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

California's manufacturing community clearly is struggling with increased regulations, fees, taxes and business cost mandates that are 32 percent higher than the national average. After 25 straight months of manufacturing job losses, it's apparent that these costs are making California's hard working citizens pay the ultimate price.

Last week's unemployment report indicated more than 28,000 lost manufacturing jobs in January, 2003 and 285,000 lost manufacturing jobs over the last 25 months -- 15 percent of the industrial workforce. There is no question that it is time for economic stimulus measures to get California working again.

If something is not done soon, we will soon lose all of the jobs we gained in the mid-90s economic boom. It is more important than ever that the state's Legislature work to pass real 'job-maker' legislation to stimulate the economy and roll back the 'job-killer' bills from the previous four years.

CMTA applauds Senators Charles Poochigian, Dick Ackerman and Jim Brulte for their efforts to repeal some of California's largest business cost mandates.
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