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Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills

The first major votes on a raft of bills meant to address California’s housing crisis could come up for a vote Friday, with the Democrats who control the Legislature eager to demonstrate they know how much extreme housing costs are

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2014 brings new laws regulating CA businesses

In 2013, California’s Legislature busied itself passing more than 800 new laws. In the coming weeks, CalWatchdog.com will report on the many affecting businesses in 2014. Overtime for nannies and domestic workers The “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” Assembly Bill 241,

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Hey Sacramento — publicly-funded arenas are bad for business

While running record deficits, Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson and city officials approved a $447.7 million arena deal at the Downtown Plaza in March, claiming a public-private partnership – only the private contributions amount to about one-third. Sacramento’s publicly funded arena deal

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Republican lawmaker touts bill pushed by labor bullies

Feb. 21, 2013 By Chris Reed You don’t have to be a union hater to be amazed at all the different ways labor decides to make its Sacramento puppets jump through hoops. The latest example is legislation that would require

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Prevailing wage scams steal from taxpayers

Jan. 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes In what strange world do janitors get paid $45 per hour? In California, the land of the prevailing wage. The dirty secret is that janitors often are not really getting paid $45 per hour,

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Push for charter cities enrages unions

Part 1 of a series on charter cities. Sept. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The November election is shaping up to be a biggie, and probably even a game changer. In addition to California’s tax increase ballot initiatives

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