By David Siders
Published: Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 – 6:42 am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown released a beefed-up jobs plan Sunday, expanding on an existing clean-energy jobs plan that was widely panned for its lack of detail.

In his new plan, released on his website,, Brown said he would invest in state infrastructure projects, reduce regulations on businesses and create a “strike team” to attract and retain jobs.

He also said he would consider tax incentives and other ways to increase manufacturing jobs.

Brown reiterated his call for investment in renewable-energy technology, which he said could create at least 500,000 jobs. Brown referred to AB 32, the state’s landmark environmental law, saying it would lead to the creation of clean-energy jobs.

“It is absolutely imperative that we continue to lead and not back off these policies that will create the jobs of the future,” Brown said in his plan. “This is a fundamental point of difference between Meg Whitman and me.”

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