Re "Bringing back jobs from abroad?" (Forum, Feb. 03):
California, through high taxes to support excess pay and benefits for public employees, has forced jobs to leave California. About two dozen countries and the other 49 states have workers with job skills equal to California. Companies also search for non-union work rules, low taxes, and reduced regulations. To attract jobs, California legislators needs to reduce state taxes to 5 percent for everyone, approve right to work laws, reduce the cost of electricity, and reduce the harmful regulations.
Manufacturing jobs are not going to move to a state with high taxes, inefficient regulations, and high union membership. Reform these impediments and jobs will come to California.
-- Joseph J. Neff, Corning
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