Brown says Republican governors are welcome for jobs visits

Mar 13, 2015 4:01 PM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown says he has a message for Republican governors planning to visit California to woo business from the state: Welcome.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest governor to say he's planning a recruiting trip to California. A letter he sent to shipping companies in California takes shots at Brown's "tax and spend administration."

Brown, a Democrat, says the governors should "come on out and make your case" but California is growing faster than the national average.

Brown says California has done the opposite of what Republicans advocate. He says the state is tackling climate change, immigration reform and taxing high-income people, and the state is prospering.

Brown's comments about the state's economy came during a press conference he called Friday after visiting with senior White House officials.

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