Regulatory Reform Key to Getting Californians Back to Work


Posted on 02 September 2011

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By Assemblymember Steven Bradford

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) highlights regulatory reform legislation put forward by Assembly Democrats to address job creation and economic development — the two most critical issues facing California. Bradford points to his bill that requires state agencies to consider the impact of regulations on businesses while improving the health and safety of the public and the environment while also touching on Speaker John A. Pérez’s efforts to create the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Bradford lauds the bill as an important step to “establish long-term economic goals and strategies, as well as specific and effective services to California’s businesses both large and small.” Bradford reiterates that “there is no greater priority right now than getting Californians back to work and getting our economy on the right track,” and makes it clear that Assembly Democrats remain committed to that task.

Click on the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is: 2:07.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20110902RadioAddressBradford.MP3  

Click on the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is: 2:44.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/Newsline/Audio/20110902RadioAddressSpanishJobsAssemblyDemocrats.MP3  

Website of Assemblymember Steven Bradford:
http://asmdc.org/bradford

Transcript:

 Hello, this is Assemblymember Steve Bradford from Gardena.

With the effects of the global recession still lingering in California, Legislative Democrats have the opportunity to address this critical issue facing our state by pushing for smart jobs proposals and regulatory reforms.

It’s clear to all of us that with an 11.8% unemployment rate in our state, we simply have no time to waste.

This week, Assembly Democrats joined with our Senate colleagues to announce critical policy changes that will help businesses speed up investment and job creation efforts in California through streamlined approaches.

Speaker John A. Pérez introduced Assembly Bill 29, legislation that creates the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, to be known simply as “Go-Biz.”  

This office will be a one-stop shop to assist businesses — providing assistance to all of those potential employers considering California for new business investment and expansion.

Ultimately, this office will establish long-term economic goals and strategies, as well as specific and effective services to California’s businesses both large and small, helping create more jobs in our state.

Additionally Go-Biz will work to streamline permitting processes and better market California as a great place to do business.

Promoting regulatory reform is another key to removing unnecessary obstacles to job creation, and Assembly Democrats remain committed to bringing both business and labor to the table to reach that goal.  

I have authored a proposal to require state agencies to consider the impact of regulations on business while improving the health and safety of the public and the environment while my colleague Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski is currently pushing legislation that will streamline safety processes for business dealing with hazardous waste.  

The fact is that there is no greater priority right now than getting Californians back to work and getting our economy on the right track, Assembly Democrats remain committed to this  vital task at hand.

This is Assemblymember Steve Bradford,

Thanks for listening.

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Assemblymember Bradford represents the 51st Assembly District.