published on November 5, 2018 - 11:28 AM
Written by Gordon Webster, Jr.

Months of campaigning – and record amounts of money spent – have all led to tomorrow’s midterm elections. I’m sure I’m not the only looking forward to relief from 24/7 campaign ads, mailers and breathless controversy.

Come Wednesday, the real work of governing begins again. Allan Zaremberg, president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce, recently published a piece in The Sacramento Bee outlining the important issues the next governor should address.

Of course the state’s economy is humming along nicely, but pitfalls remain on the horizon. Here are some of Zaremberg’s priorities:

– Education funding, especially for developing the “workforce of tomorrow”

– Water supply and delivery infrastructure as drought remains a real threat

– Public safety and courts

– A health care system rooted in the private sector that keeps prices affordable

– Affordable and reliable energy

– Maintaining the role of independent contractors in the gig economy

– Ensuring affordable housing costs, driven by the private sector

Whether its Gavin Newsom or John Cox, California’s next governor will take office at a crucial time in our history. They must truly be able to hit the ground running with real leadership that values the role of the state’s diverse business industries.

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