Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was one of two Republicans who worked on a package of tax changes with Governor Jerry Brown. That measure passed the Assembly with a rare two-thirds vote but stalled in the Senate. Now, as an also-rare GOP committee chair in the Democratic-controlled legislature, Fletcher says he's looking to stay on the same track:
Fletcher: "Those types of agreements - of Republicans and Democrats actually coming together to solve a problem and reposition our state - are what we need to see more of. And ideas like that will be what this committee is looking for."
Fletcher says he's targeting regulatory and tax reform, infrastructure and education - all to attract more jobs to the state. The Assemblyman also has his eyes on another job: he's running for mayor of San Diego next fall.