It's not about taxes

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I heard an executive from Coda Automotive, which makes electric cars, talking on NPR this morning about why the company is going to locate its manufacturing plant in Southern California. He talked about the quality of the workforce, about the demographics of the state, about the fact that Californians understand environmental issues ... all sorts of reasons to build a plant here. And he never once mentioned taxes.

That's not surprising -- for all the whining the California Chamber of Commerce does, corporate taxes aren't a major factor when businesses look at setting up shop in this state. We'd do a lot better to raise taxes to the level where we could afford to educate the next generation of workers. That's far more important in building a strong economy.