Outspoken California Gov. Jerry Brown has roundly dismissed radio ads by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that slam the Golden State's business environment.
"It's not a serious story, guys," Brown told reporters at a Tuesday business event.
The radio spots voiced by Perry, who has tried before to woo California businesses to the Lone Star State, starts out with the Texas governor proclaiming that "building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible."
"I have a message for California businesses," he continues. "Come check out Texas."
He goes on to tout the state's "low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system" as "just the thing to get your business moving."
Brown said he was thoroughly unimpressed.
"It's a big nothing," he said, adding that businesses were in fact flocking to California. "Yeah, they're coming. Everybody's coming.... Look, when you've got something good, people want to be here."