Amazon Tax Would Slam eBay, Too 1

John Seiler: Our Katy Grimes first wrote a story, two days ago, about how the tax-ravenous Legislature’s attempt to tax Amazon, a company based in Washington state, also would slam eBay, which is located right here in San Jose. The

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Internet Tax Would Kill Small Businesses 0

JUNE 23, 2011 By KATY GRIMES A bill awaiting signature by Gov. Jerry Brown could hasten the spread of Internet taxation bills across the country, putting small business owners at a disadvantage with compliance of more than 7,500 different taxing

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Will Redevelopment Be Demolished? 2

JUNE 23, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI As California politicians are deciding whether to have a clean break from the state’s addiction to redevelopment, or to substitute some other methadone-like economic policy drug to replace it, the global economy is subtly

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How to Save $$ Executing Killers 2

JUNE 22, 2011 State Sen. Lori Hancock, D-Berkeley, said this week that she plans to introduce legislation that would shutter California’s death row. She argues that capital punishment has proven “an expensive failure” and proposes that the sentences of inmates

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Legislators Ordered to Forfeit Pay 0

JUNE 22, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Do the job right or don’t get paid. That was State Controller John Chaing’s message yesterday to the California Legislature. Chiang told media that the math did not add up in the budget passed

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Boo-Hoo: Perez Upset At Pay Loss 4

John Seiler: Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, finally knows what it feels like to be the victim of his own policies. For years, he and other legislators have assaulted California businesses and jobs with absurdly high taxes and regulations.

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CA Legislature Acts Like Sopranos Mob 0

JUNE 22, 2011 By DAVE ROBERTS What exactly was Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, implying last week when he took offense, both personally and for all Italians, after Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine, compared ABX1 27 to the type of

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