Well, first and foremost, they're in dire straits. At the same time, they're losing businesses right and left (because of the things democrats are doing), they can't find a way to stop taxing them higher than the rest of the country. Ridiculous regulations also make them uncompetitive.
Because of high costs, due to liberals running the state, they're getting their butts kicked by competitors who are headquartered in other states. California needs to mess these businesses up too like pushing for a $15 minimum wage and through unnecessary regulations, increase the costs for them to conduct business. When other companies were paying about $2.75 a gallon to ship product, business in California were paying over $5.00. They can't compete and democrats are watching their state empty out with nothing they're willing to do about it.
The fact is, democrats aren't worried about making California better, they're trying to lower the bar. It might not be as much of a problem if companies here just competed in the U.S., but since we're basically taking on the world at this point, we need to be lean and mean because most of them are.
Lastly, I'd like for you to think about this. Democrats in California spend a lot of money around the country trying to position legislators which might agree with their liberal ideology. They poured money into Georgia and Pennsylvania the last election not only trying to influence the presidential election but also those running for the House and Senate, and of course for the position of Governor of Georgia.
In the above cases, the person running as a democrat was flush with campaign funds and most of their money came from out of state. California was trying to influence another state's election. Does this sound legitimate to you? Something just doesn't add up.