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Small Businesses Still Struggling To Find Workers Despite Record-High Compensation Offered

Small Businesses Still Struggling To Find Workers Despite Record-High Compensation Offered

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021—In spite of record-high compensation being offered, the nation’s small-business owners are still plagued by a labor shortage, according to today’s release of the latest Jobs Report from NFIB, the nation’s largest and leading small-business association, a dilemma the association’s California state director hopes state policymakers don’t exacerbate. “Add supply-chain disruptions and inflation […]

California Produces 7th Most Oil In U.S.

California Produces 7th Most Oil In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza With gasoline prices reaching their highest levels since 2014 this fall, consumers, policymakers, and economic experts have lately turned their attention to the state of oil production in the U.S. and worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uneasy time for oil, as with many other products and sectors of the economy. The […]

California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

California Has The 13th Most Residents Behind On Mortgage Payments

After a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the policies put in place to protect homeowners and renters are coming to an end, and this fall could see a wave of foreclosures and evictions as a result. From early on in the pandemic, policymakers enacted measures to protect renters and homeowners […]

Top Things to Know About a State EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) for California

Top Things to Know About a State EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) for California

By Luke Reidenbach Republished with permission from California Budget Bites As policymakers grapple with how to ensure economic security for the 5.6 million Californians living in poverty, one option needs to be part of the discussion: a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A state EITC could give millions of Californians a much-needed economic boost […]