Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said today that she will vote against Proposition 23, the measure to suspend implementation of the state's greenhouse gas reduction law until the statewide unemployment rate hits 5.5 percent for four consecutive years.
Whitman has said she would suspend the law, AB 32, for at least one year, and in a written statement this morning she called the law a "job killer" and said it needs to be revised.
However, Whitman said Proposition 23 "does not offer a sensible balance between our vital need for good jobs and the desire of all Californians to protect our precious environment."
Jerry Brown, the Democratic nominee, has opposed Proposition 23 from the start. He is an ardent supporter of AB 32, saying its implementation would protect the environment and create clean energy jobs.
PHOTO CREDIT: Meg Whitman meets with The Bee editorial board. Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee.