Soares Joins State Leaders to Talk on State Economy

Recently, George Soares was one of five speakers to share their outlook on California’s economy at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural State of the State event.  Other speakers in the February, 2012 gathering included Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, State Controller John Chiang, State Senator Sam Blakeslee and Fred Keeley of California Forward.

An audience of approximately 300 participated in a lively discussion of such topics as the Governor’s tax initiative, funding for education and the influence of special interest groups on state politics.  Among his comments, Soares told the audience that “without the fiscal crisis, California would have continued to spend money it doesn’t have and the state now has an opportunity to solve the (fiscal) problem.”

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