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GOP lawmaker ponders radio ad for Texas

February 08, 2013|By Evan Halper
  • Boy Scouts carry U.S. flags up Congress Avenue towards the Texas Capitol during the annual Boy Scouts Parade and Report to State in Austin, Texas.
Boy Scouts carry U.S. flags up Congress Avenue towards the Texas Capitol… (Eric Gay )

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Loma Rica) has long touted the virtues of low-tax, limited-regulation Texas as a model for what California should aspire toward to improve its business climate. He has led fact-finding missions to the Lone Star State, where colleagues join him in seminars with Texas officials and business leaders.

His efforts to import the Texas style of government have largely fallen flat in Sacramento. Now, with Democrats having more power in the Capitol than they have in decades, it is looking even less likely Logue's pitch will gain traction. 

So Logue is turning to stinging sarcasm. He has penned an essay in which he proposes California come up with a radio campaign of its own to counter the one Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently launched here in his bid to lure Golden State businesses east. These ads, Logue says, could run in Texas.

The assemblyman writes:

"I’m proposing we release our own radio ads in Texas, giving our own reasons why businesses in Lone Star State should come to us. Here are a few I came up with:

 -- California:  Home of the nation’s highest business taxes . . . but we have Disneyland!

 -- Come to California, where we’re first in lawsuits, and first in loss profits!

 -- California:  Always stylish.  Where red tape is the new black tie.

 -- California:  Find yourself here . . . in the land of high poverty."


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