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Pro-biz group releases “job-killer” and “job-creator” lists

The annual “job-creator” and “job-killer” lists are out — 31 top priorities of the California Chamber of Commerce. The pro-business group, which spent nearly $4.3 million in 2015 on lobbying in the Capitol, is primarily focused on reducing “meritless” litigation for job creation.

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Committee passes double holiday pay bill

A bill requiring California businesses to provide double pay for employees working on Thanksgiving and Christmas recently passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, despite concerns that it will further hurt the state’s business climate and may be unconstitutional. Assemblywoman

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‘Job-Killer’ bill would allow split-roll parcel tax

Just days after Toyota announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Texas, the California Senate is poised to adopt a bill that would create a split-roll parcel tax system. Senate Bill 1021, introduced by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would allow

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Caregiver bill could spark lawsuits

April 5, 2013 By Dave Roberts California business owners have plenty to worry about with the weak economy, high taxes, complex regulations and susceptibility to costly litigation. But rather than reducing those burdens in order to strengthen the state’s economy,

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These bills would kill even more Calif. jobs

Aug. 15, 2012 By Dave Roberts California’s official unemployment rate in June was 10.7 percent, third highest in the country. It’s been in double digits for 42 straight months. When those who have stopped looking for work or are underemployed

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