Canadian premier is a fan of governor’s policies
California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia agreed last year to work together on climate change, so the environment was the natural focus when the Canadian province’s premier paid a visit the other day to California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The premier, Christy Clark, said California and its governor provide evidence environmental policies can be pursued without burdening the overall economy.
“The economy’s growing, unemployment’s going down, he’s slayed the deficit,” Clark said. “You’ve got to look at the outcomes, and the outcomes are good.”
Environmentalists in California have said Brown is too lenient with industry, while conservatives criticized the Democratic governor for the tax-raising initiative he championed in 2012.
But Clark is a fan. She emerged from the meeting with one of the cards Brown has been handing out since giving his State of the State address last month. It includes a photograph of his Pembroke Welsh corgi, Sutter, on one side, and a chart of past deficits on the other.
“Remember,” she said, “before Governor Brown took over, everybody said this place was ungovernable.”
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“Jerry Brown turned off the water, and God turned it back on.” ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY, GOP gubernatorial candidate in Fresno, remarking on the rain at his rally