Texas Lawmaker Makes A Pitch To Hot Sauce Maker

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, made a pitch Monday in an attempt to convince the makers of Sriracha hot sauce to move the company’s plant in Irwindale, Calf., to the Lone Star State.

Villalba visited the plant on Monday and was greeted by owner David Tran.

Villalba said he planned to underscore distinctions between Texas and California in terms of taxes, regulatory climate and lawsuits.

The Irwindale City Council has tentatively voted to declare the plant a nuisance.

A vote is scheduled Wednesday, but it could be postponed.

The flap over the popular hot sauce has led to a number of solicitations for the plant to relocate elsewhere in California or to other states.

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