Tax credits for military bases saved by lawmakers

In this Friday’s print edition, I take a closer look at whether Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to kill the state of California’s enterprise zone program will actually work. The controversial decision to phase out the program and replace it with a range of other incentives was a hot topic last week when the California Legislature approved the governor’s reforms.

But they initially didn’t address hiring credits at closed military bases such as McClellan Air Force Base and Mather Field. Under the Local Agency Military Base Recovery Area program, the state encourages businesses to relocate to one of California’s seven closed military bases and replace jobs lost during the base closures.