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Brown warns climate fight will cost trillions, disrupt lifestyle

Brown warns climate fight will cost trillions, disrupt lifestyle

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Contested family leave bill on governor’s desk

Contested family leave bill on governor’s desk

CA tax board owes 27,000 overcharged taxpayers

CA tax board owes 27,000 overcharged taxpayers

Assembly passes grocery employment mandate

Assembly passes grocery employment mandate

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

Bill raising sales tax cap passes CA Assembly

. Although Californians already pay some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a bill that recently passed the Assembly paves the way for the sales tax to go even higher. Assembly Bill 464 increases to 3 percent (from the current 2 percent cap) the maximum sales tax rate that can be levied by […]

BOE: New services tax could boost CA revenue by $122 billion

BOE: New services tax could boost CA revenue by $122 billion

. Placing a tax on business services in California has the potential to raise an additional $122.6 billion annually for state and local governments, according to a recent Board of Equalization study. A services tax could become a reality if Senate Bill 8 is approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Although […]

State senate committee approves minimum wage hike

By Dave Roberts . California’s minimum wage workers will receive a 62.5 percent raise over three years if Senate Bill 3 is approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee recently passed the bill on a 4-1 party line vote. It was only a year and […]

CA Analyst warns against budget spending spree

CA Analyst warns against budget spending spree

With California’s state budget in the best shape in years, malady Democratic legislators are eager to open the spending spigots. But they were cautioned at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing Jan. 15 that the good economic times could end as quickly as they began, plunging the budget back into the red. . Republished with permission […]