When California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom begins meetings in Austin with Hardee’s hamburgers chief Andrew Puzder, local Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bobby Jenkins and Texas Governor Rick Perry , it’s because the most- populous state lingers in a funk, even as the U.S. pulls out of the deepest recession in half a century.
California Governor Jerry Brown won support for his deficit-closing package from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group , whose chief urged lawmakers to back the plan. The organization includes Google Inc. and Stanford University.
California Governor Jerry Brown said he needs more time to reach a compromise with Republican lawmakers over his plan to erase a resurgent $25.4 billion deficit, and asked legislators to delay plans for a vote.
With Senate Republicans and Democrats moving closer to an agreement to grant a chance at U.S. citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants, a long- simmering dispute between organized labor and the business lobby risks sapping the measure’s momentum.