Gov. Jerry Brown, who has occasionally been prickled by claims that Texas is a better place to do business than California, was asked on Marketplace Morning Report today if the Golden State was falling behind.
Noting that the “debt burden per resident in Texas is actually one-fifth of what it is in California,” host Jeremy Hobson asked Brown, “Are you losing, do you think, the economic battle in the long term to a state like Texas?”
Brown countered with another statistic – that the percentage of people working at or below the minimum wage in Texas is far higher than in California.
“That devastates families,” he said.
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