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Video: Governor Raises Enterprise Zones in Budget Press Conference

On Tuesday the Governor, along with Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, held a press conference to discuss the agreement on a budget. In the middle of an answer to an unrelated question, Governor Brown interjected regarding his proposal to exchange the Enterprise Zone credit for a manufacturing sales tax exemption.

When asked by a reporter if the Enterprise Zone proposal is still part of the budget proposal, the Governor answered, “Well, it’s part of the work that’s before us.” The reporter followed up by asking if it would be in a trailer bill, and the Governor responded, “It’s wherever it could be based on the votes that it will take,”

Speaker Perez then clarifies that any decision on the Enterprise Zone issue does not need to be resolved by the budget deadline of June 15. Both the Speaker and Senator Steinberg go on the support the Governor’s proposals.

Here is a video of that segment of the press conference:

Budget Press Conference 6/11/2013 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

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