New York fires a shot across California’s bow


By Joseph Perkins | Cal Watchdog

Gov. Jerry Brown was not amused this past February when Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California, hosting meet and greets with CEOs and other business executives in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County.

Perry invited the CEOs and execs to relocate their companies to the business-friendly Lone Star State. If they were unready to completely abandon California, he told them, they could expand their operations to such Texas cities as Austin, Houston or Dallas.

Brown downplayed radio spots featuring Perry, a Republican, which aired in selected California media markets. “It’s not a serious story,” Brown, a Democrat, told reporters at a Sacramento business event.

“It’s not a burp,” said Brown, flippantly. “It’s barely a fart.”

By contrast, California’s governor hasn’t been nearly as dismissive of a television commercial promoting New York’s business climate that aired here in the Golden State during December.

at Cal Watchdog.

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