Thursday, March 11, 2010

CA Governor and Lawmakers Should Work to Encourage Private Industry Jobs - Suspend its Climate Law AB32

California AB32 (climate law) was passed by legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger during heady economy times of 2006 when prices of homes were soaring and unemployment was low.
Times have changed.
The California Legislative Analyst's Office has found the state's 2006 climate law, A.B. 32, is unlikely to generate jobs in short term and will result in jobs lost -- contrary to claims from the law's promoters.

State Sen. Dave Cogdill (Modesto) has questioned whether the state's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 would produce enough "green jobs" to offset predicted job losses in the fossil fuel sector and other industries.

California's jobless rate is now nearly three points higher than the national average.  The senator is correct that Sacramento lawmakers should work to create jobs for people of this state.
We need more private industry (not public agency) jobs in California.  
The ballot initiative scheduled for November 2010 that would suspend A.B. 32 until unemployment falls below 5.5 percent is interesting and probably should be supported by the people.


Harrison K. Long, Realtor & broker, Explore Group, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.  CA DRE #01410855.  Lawyer member of the California State Bar Association - State Bar number 69137.  Member of National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and Orange County Association of Realtors.  Now serving as Chairperson of Local Government Relations south committee at OCAR.

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