Assembly Speaker Pérez Addresses the Governor’s Budget Plan and the Enterprise Zone Program
As the California Legislature returned to Sacramento last week, Assembly Speaker John
A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) was busy addressing the Governor’s budget plan, raising the
issue of revising the Enterprise Zone program and commenting on the challenging issues
for the year ahead.
TALX is actively monitoring legislation and will continue to do our best to keep you
updated on the status of the California Enterprise Zone Program.
The following are tell-tale signs that 2012 promises to be an active, interesting
and promising year!
“The Governor’s budget plan reflects the fact that even though California’s economic recovery
is gaining strength, we still face a year of difficult choices. His plan underscores
the need for new revenues to avoid cuts that will be a major drag on the recovery,
and I am looking forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues to produce
an on-time budget that reflects California’s values by our June 15th deadline.”
A second look will also no doubt be taken at the issue of local economic development
in the wake of the California Supreme Court ruling that abolishes more than 400 local
redevelopment agencies next month. Speaker Perez dismissed any notion that actual
RDAs will be recreated by the Legislature; instead, he emphasized the need for ways
to promote job creation and economic stimulus that doesn’t favor one region over another.
And he suggested that the scrapping of RDAs could reignite his the effort of many
Democrats to revise the state’s enterprise zone program.
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