The proposed state budget, which Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign Thursday, incentivizes companies in Republican-controlled states to relocate jobs to California by giving them priority when it comes to receiving grant money.
Starting next year, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development — better known as GO-Biz — will consider the political leanings of a company's home state when deciding which businesses to award grants to. Put simply, it creates priority for businesses that are relocating jobs away from red states. That means companies in places like Alabama theoretically stand a better chance of receiving grant money from GO-Biz than companies in places like New York, even if both are attempting to create jobs in California.