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CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

CEO magazine: Texas, Florida best states for business; California, New York, Illinois the worst

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Tennessee, North Carolina and Indiana also among top 5 states; New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington near bottom (The Center Square) – For the 17th year in a row, Texas was named the “Best State for Business” by the nation’s leading CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief […]

New CDC guidance: Vaccinated Americans don’t need masks outdoors

New CDC guidance: Vaccinated Americans don’t need masks outdoors

By Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New federal guidance around masks will have Americans breathing easier this summer. President Joe Biden held a news conference on the North Lawn of the White House Tuesday on the heels of an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that Americans who have […]

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Supreme Court grants relief for California church as Newsom amends singing ban for houses of worship

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California amended its ban on houses of worship, granting performers who previously were also banned the ability to sing on private property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is still recommending no singing and chanting among participants gathering at their respective houses of […]

Supreme Court takes up major Second Amendment case

Supreme Court takes up major Second Amendment case

By Casey Harper | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday announced it would hear a major Second Amendment court case that could have broad implications for gun rights. This would be the first time the highest court in the land has considered a gun rights case with the latest […]

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Democratic mayors launch pilot program to implement Universal Basic Income

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – A group of 43 Democratic mayors from across the country is backing plans to provide certain low-income residents with a universal basic income. Called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), the group argues that “economic security isn’t a new challenge or a partisan issue.” The way […]

California firms would pay a combined corporate tax rate of 34.4% under Biden plan

California firms would pay a combined corporate tax rate of 34.4% under Biden plan

The Center Square (The Center Square) – The combined state and federal corporate tax rate in California would reach 34.4 percent under President Biden’s infrastructure plan, representing a tie for the seventh highest levy among the 50 states, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation. U.S. corporations currently pay a 21 percent corporate income […]

Legislators present case against Newsom before appeals court

Legislators present case against Newsom before appeals court

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Two California state legislators presented oral arguments before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday in their lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether he violated the state constitution’s separation of powers and state Emergency Services Act (CESA) by invoking numerous executive orders. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, […]

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

California foster parents asked to take unaccompanied migrant children

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Republican House members estimate the costs to taxpayers is about $60 million a week (The Center Square) – The California Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) is sending out automated emails and phone calls to foster parents asking if they will take between one and 26 or more unaccompanied migrant children […]

Criticism, lawsuits continue against California cities requiring ‘Hero Pay’

Criticism, lawsuits continue against California cities requiring ‘Hero Pay’

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – After the Long Beach City Council voted to mandate that some companies pay employees “hero pay,” the grocery chain Kroger announced it was closing at least three of its area stores. In Long Beach, the City Council voted to implement a COVID-19-related “hero pay” ordinance, which […]

More than half of California adults have been partially vaccinated, CDC says

More than half of California adults have been partially vaccinated, CDC says

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – More than percent of Californians aged 18 and older have been at least partially vaccinated, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. California ranks 11th among all states, according to CDC data, but has a higher proportion of adults compared […]