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California lawmakers call for rollback on business taxes

California lawmakers call for rollback on business taxes

Ted O’Neil | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A group of 25 California legislators is seeking to restore net operating loss deductions and business incentive tax credits in the state’s new budget. The lawmakers laid out their reasoning in a letter sent to the chairs of the of the Assembly Budget Committee […]

New Bill to Create a Homeless Employee Tax Credit

New Bill to Create a Homeless Employee Tax Credit

By Chris Micheli,  ‘Eligible employer’ is a taxpayer with 500 or less employees, pays family-supporting wages at or exceeding the prevailing wage On February 12, Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 424 to create a tax credit for homelessness. The bill would add and repeal Section 23628 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. Section One […]

California Legislators Introducing Bill To Allow Disneyland, Other Large Theme Parks To Reopen Earlier Than Gavin Newsom’s Plan Allows

California Legislators Introducing Bill To Allow Disneyland, Other Large Theme Parks To Reopen Earlier Than Gavin Newsom’s Plan Allows

By Tom Tapp On Thursday, two California Assembly members representing districts impacted greatly by the closure of Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain were set to co-sponsor a bill that will place all theme parks in the “Orange – Moderate – Tier 3” of the state’s Covid-19 Industry Guidance for Amusement Parks and Theme Parks. The guidance in […]

CA Protesters Take To Streets Amid Election Chaos: Live Updates

CA Protesters Take To Streets Amid Election Chaos: Live Updates

By Kat Schuster, Patch Staff Demonstrators amassed at various locations across the state as a much larger protest exploded in Washington, D.C. CALIFORNIA — Civil unrest in California erupted into violence in both Sacramento and Los Angeles Wednesday as thousands amassed to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to multiple reports from law […]

IT BEGINS: Orange County, Sacramento and El Dorado County Sheriffs Will Not Enforce Gavin Newsom’s Curfew Order

IT BEGINS: Orange County, Sacramento and El Dorado County Sheriffs Will Not Enforce Gavin Newsom’s Curfew Order

By Cristina Laila California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday issued a curfew for most California counties. The curfew will affect 41 out of 58 counties in California currently in the most restrictive “purple tier.” Earlier this week Newsom said he was looking at studies from other countries about curfews including France and Saudi Arabia. […]

Why Can’t Sacramento’s Financial Reporting Match Private Sector Standards?

Why Can’t Sacramento’s Financial Reporting Match Private Sector Standards?

    By Edward Ring If you want current financial information on California’s state government, you won’t find it. The most recent consolidated annual financial report for California’s state agencies is for the fiscal year ended 6/30/2018. That’s over two years, or nine quarters ago. To put this in perspective, America’s publicly traded multinational corporations, with operations spread all […]

AB 3262 Amendments Made Suing Small Businesses Easier

AB 3262 Amendments Made Suing Small Businesses Easier

Expanding online marketplace liability made a bad bill worse August 24 amendments proposed for Assembly Bill 3262 would only exacerbate an already bad idea, the state’s largest and leading small-business association charge today. NFIB testified earlier before the Senate Judiciary Committee on its opposition to AB 3262, stating that the bill increases liability on all […]

Gun Rights | Public Input Takes a Big Hit as California Legislative Session Sets to Close

Gun Rights | Public Input Takes a Big Hit as California Legislative Session Sets to Close

BY L.A. PAREDES  The Legislature’s “Public Be Damned” Attitude Helps No One’s Cause The California Legislature has little more than a week before they close out the second half of the 2019-2020 legislative session.  This means if it doesn’t happen now – it’s not going to, at least until next year.  That said, it’s a sure […]

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

Today, August 20th, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday fiscal deadline. The bills are now eligible for floor votes beginning next week. Please use the “Take Action” button below to contact your legislators to oppose these measures!  The button will automatically take you through two […]

POLITICS | California Assembly Passes Budget That Depends on Federal Aid

POLITICS | California Assembly Passes Budget That Depends on Federal Aid

By Romy Varghese California’s Assembly passed a $143 billion general-fund budget for the next fiscal year that counts on federal aid before triggering spending cuts, a rejection of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to slash services ahead of more aid from Washington. The bill was approved 61 to 13. The Senate is scheduled to vote on […]

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