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Biden plans first major U.S. tax increase in decades

Biden plans first major U.S. tax increase in decades

Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor   (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike in nearly 30 years. Biden has not released the full tax plan, but sources told Bloomberg the proposed changes would raise taxes, including the corporate tax rate, to help fund an anticipated […]

California economy loses 69,900 jobs; unemployment rate hits 9%

California economy loses 69,900 jobs; unemployment rate hits 9%

Seth Sandronsky | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The California economy, the biggest in the U.S., lost 69,900 nonfarm payroll jobs in January. The Golden State’s unemployment rate dropped from a revised 9.3% in December to January’s 9%. “California has regained more than 39% of the upwards-revised 2,714,800 nonfarm jobs that were […]

Indiana, 17 other states file brief to keep California cities from setting climate policy

Indiana, 17 other states file brief to keep California cities from setting climate policy

By J.D. Davidson | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita wants to stop what he thinks is California’s attempt to establish a nationwide climate change policy, and he hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will help. Rokita, along with 17 other states, filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday, […]

Almost a year ago, California became the first state to issue a stay-at-home order

Almost a year ago, California became the first state to issue a stay-at-home order

Samuel Wonacott | Ballotpedia via The Center Square One year ago, as the novel coronavirus spread across the country, California became the first state to order residents to stay home unless engaged in essential activities. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued the order on March 19, 2020. Over the following three weeks, 42 governors would follow […]

Supreme Court to hear California case on privacy rights of donors to nonprofit organizations

Supreme Court to hear California case on privacy rights of donors to nonprofit organizations

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in two California cases on the privacy rights of donors to nonprofit organizations. Two nonprofit organizations, Americans for Prosperity and the Thomas More Society, in two separate cases, sued California Attorney General Xavier Becerra over a state […]

Newsom recall signature deadline next week

Newsom recall signature deadline next week

Joel Williams | Ballotpedia via The Center Square The organizers of an effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) have until March 17 to turn in signatures in an attempt to get the recall on the ballot. To trigger a recall election, organizers must turn in 1,495,709 signatures, which is equal to 12% of […]

California ranks second to last in annual tax climate ranking

California ranks second to last in annual tax climate ranking

The Center Square   California finished 49th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems. All 50 states tax private property and unemployment insurance, according to the foundation’s analysis, which is titled the “2021 State Business Tax Climate Index.” But several states do without certain major taxes, […]

Republicans: Election ‘reform’ package will erode voting integrity

Republicans: Election ‘reform’ package will erode voting integrity

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square House Resolution 1, a 791-page bill titled “For the People Act,” would erode voter rights and eliminate Constitutional protections, critics argue. U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Maryland, chief sponsor of the bill, says it is a “transformational anti-corruption and clean elections reform package” that “will clean up corruption in Washington, empower […]

20 Republican Attorneys General argue HR1 is unconstitutional

20 Republican Attorneys General argue HR1 is unconstitutional

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square   (THe Center Square) – Twenty Republican attorneys general argue that HR1, the “For the People Act,” which passed the U.S. House late in the night on Wednesday, is unconstitutional. The chief legal officers of 20 states sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate, arguing […]

List of companies leaving California grows, citing high tax burden, cost of living

List of companies leaving California grows, citing high tax burden, cost of living

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Leaders of corporations have been leaving California for years, relocating their headquarters, or their entire operations, out of state, citing high cost of living and one of the highest tax burdens in the country as their reason, the California Policy Center notes in its updated California […]