Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 3, 2010

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who repeatedly refused to take a stand on Proposition 23 during a Wednesday debate, said today she is backing the measure.

In a statement, Fiorina called it “a Band-Aid fix and an imperfect solution,” but she said she’s supporting it anyway.

Proposition 23 would suspend implementation of the state’s landmark climate change law until unemployment dropped to 5.5 percent or less for a full year. Critics say it’s an attempt to gut the legislation.

“The real solution to these challenges lies not with a single state taking action on its own, but rather with global action,” Fiorina said. “That’s why we need a comprehensive, national energy solution that funds energy R&D and takes advantage of every source of domestic energy we have – including nuclear, wind and solar – in an environmentally responsible way.

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