"Economic Study Funded by Prop. 23 Backers Questioned"

"The report had a tantalizing hook: "Proposition 23 will create 1.3 million jobs by 2020," including 150,000 jobs next year.

Proponents of the campaign to roll back the state's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law touted the nonprofit Pacific Research Institute's study in an Oct. 5 news release as "good news for California's more than 2.2 million unemployed and good news for the state's economy."

What they didn't say is that the Yes on 23 campaign paid for that study.

Campaign filings show the Yes on 23 committee paid the Pacific Research Institute $40,000 on Sept. 2."

Rick Daysog reports for the Sacramento Bee October 24, 2010.

Source: Sacramento Bee, 10/25/2010