Republican Assemblymen to hold a legislative jobs forum in Anaheim on June 25

Is that a Latino construction worker?  Did he know his picture would be used by Mexican-hater Van Tran?

A group of Republican Assemblymen from Orange County are holding a “Legislative Forum on Jobs and Regulations” this week in Anaheim.  What is interesting is that they apparently excluded Assemblyman Jose Solorio, who actually represents Anaheim, and State Senator Lou Correa, who also represents Anaheim.

The legislators who are conducting this event include Assemblymembers Chris Norby, Curt Hagman, Diane Harkey, Jeff Miller, Jim Silva, and Van Tran.

Tran is also running for Congress in November, against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who also represents Anaheim, at the federal level.

Hagman, Harkey, Miller and Silva have nothing to do with Anaheim at all.  Norby does, but Solorio represents a greater portion of the city than Norby does.

So what are these guys hoping to accomplish at this forum?

Their press release states that the forum “will consist of local employers and business leaders telling their stories about how regulatory and environmental burdens have hindered them from creating jobs in California and make it difficult for local companies to compete against other states, as well as globally. Come hear first hand stories on how the barriers of regulations, taxes and fees are affecting employers/employment and what the Legislature could do to fix the problem.”

The event will be held on  June 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, located at 250 East Center Street, in Anaheim.

This is a public meeting and all are welcome to come observe the discussion. Norby asks that if you are an employer who would like to share your experiences, please contact call (714) 672-4734 or email Assemblymember.Norby@Assembly.CA.Gov.

My expectation is that this will be an opportunity for a bunch of Republican legislators to rip their Democratic counterparts.    If you think that might be fun to watch, go for it.  I would not expect much in the way of solutions or actual ideas however…

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