Today I was in San Luis Obispo touring a green energy company, REC Solar, with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee.
I got to spend some time with the employees there and tour their facility. They have a great business model and are even looking to expand. REC Solar can use the Governor's California Jobs Initiative to hire unemployed Californians and get them the job training they need.
Not only are we incentivizing growth in our economy, we are putting skilled Californians back to work. This is exactly what our government should be focusing on.
I'm back in Sacramento tonight preparing to work on a budget solution with my colleagues and hope we can finalize a budget for California very soon. The quicker we come together, the faster our great state can recover.
REC Solar: http://www.recsolar.com/aboutus.aspx
CA Jobs Initiative: http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/14164/
Watch my comments at the press conference: vimeo.com/9309460