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Learn about Sacramento's latest anti-entrepreneurship bill

‘Right To Ignore Your Boss’ Bill Could Make Work-Life Balance Worse for Employees

Haney told the Bay Area News Group that “smartphones have blurred the boundaries between work and home life,” and that “workers shouldn’t be punished for not being available 24/7 if they are not being paid for 24 hours of work.” It’s a shockingly simplistic view of how things work in ...
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What do the California primary results mean?

Wake Us When It’s Over – A Few Takeaways from the California Primary

Legendary journalists Jules Witcover and the late Jack Germond, famous political columnists from an era past, wrote several terrific books chronicling presidential campaigns.  I was reminded of one of the titles of their books when thinking about this year’s California primary – wake us when it’s over! Despite hundreds of ...
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Read latest State Budget Update

Newsom’s Budget Plan Sinks in Deficit Quicksand

Gov. Newsom’s budget problems continue to grow worse. After rolling out his $292 billion proposed state budget plan by arguing with the state’s respected independent budget analyst over the size of the deficit, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has more bad news for Newsom about the deficit. On Friday, Newsom’s ...
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New Sac tax could impose huge burden on entrepreneurs

400 Percent Tax Increase on Entrepreneurs Won’t Generate the Millions Sacramento Seeks

California’s reputation as being one of the most difficult and expensive places to own and operate a business and create jobs has been long established. Year after year, California ranks at the bottom in Chief Executive magazine’s listing of the best and worst states for business. Even in a tough ...
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Get a state budget preview

Three things to watch in Governor’s budget rollout

On Wednesday, Gov. Newsom will unveil his much-anticipated 2024-25 state spending plan, officially kicking off the budget debate at the State Capitol. While the state is facing a $68 billion shortfall according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s office, Newsom said in a December TV interview that, “we have different numbers ...
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Read latest on debate over changing CA election laws

Are Proposed Election Law Changes Defending ‘Fair and Open Elections’ or ‘Shenanigans’?

You may have missed it during the holiday season, but there was a big political dustup in California over the race to replace Kevin McCarthy in Congress. Assemblyman Vince Fong filed to replace his former boss in Congress, but he had previously filed for re-election.  Democratic Secretary of State Shirley ...
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Read about California's bad new laws for 2024

Less Freedom, More Regulation, Higher Costs: 5 Bad New Laws for 2024

Every day, PRI’s scholars cover the good, the bad, and the ugly coming from the State Capitol.  It’s hard to single out the worst of the worst, but here are 5 horrifically noteworthy new state laws with the potential to worsen the quality of life for all. Higher Costs for ...
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Read about California's $68 billion budget crisis

State Budget Update: The Calm Before the Budget Storm

Christmastime is always the busiest time of the year at the Department of Finance. With the state budget due to be released on January 10, department leadership is making the final decisions about spending priorities with the governor. However, recent bad news about the state of California’s finances means that ...
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Learn how homelessness is now hurting California pro teams

How Homelessness, Taxes Impacted Deal for Baseball’s Top Free Agent

In fact, San Francisco’s status these days as a not very desirable place to live, work, or play also played a major factor in the deal. Giants legend and future hall of famer Buster Posey, who is now a member of the team’s executive board and was involved in the ...
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Get latest state budget update

State Budget Update: Bigger State Budget Deficit on the Horizon?

That’s the fear, as the Sacramento Bee this week reported, in recent filings by state officials in anticipation of a November bond offering. Given that the IRS extended the deadline to file income taxes twice this year due to natural disasters (first to October 16, then again to Nov. 16), ...
Blog

Learn about Sacramento's latest anti-entrepreneurship bill

‘Right To Ignore Your Boss’ Bill Could Make Work-Life Balance Worse for Employees

Haney told the Bay Area News Group that “smartphones have blurred the boundaries between work and home life,” and that “workers shouldn’t be punished for not being available 24/7 if they are not being paid for 24 hours of work.” It’s a shockingly simplistic view of how things work in ...
Blog

What do the California primary results mean?

Wake Us When It’s Over – A Few Takeaways from the California Primary

Legendary journalists Jules Witcover and the late Jack Germond, famous political columnists from an era past, wrote several terrific books chronicling presidential campaigns.  I was reminded of one of the titles of their books when thinking about this year’s California primary – wake us when it’s over! Despite hundreds of ...
Blog

Read latest State Budget Update

Newsom’s Budget Plan Sinks in Deficit Quicksand

Gov. Newsom’s budget problems continue to grow worse. After rolling out his $292 billion proposed state budget plan by arguing with the state’s respected independent budget analyst over the size of the deficit, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has more bad news for Newsom about the deficit. On Friday, Newsom’s ...
Blog

New Sac tax could impose huge burden on entrepreneurs

400 Percent Tax Increase on Entrepreneurs Won’t Generate the Millions Sacramento Seeks

California’s reputation as being one of the most difficult and expensive places to own and operate a business and create jobs has been long established. Year after year, California ranks at the bottom in Chief Executive magazine’s listing of the best and worst states for business. Even in a tough ...
Blog

Get a state budget preview

Three things to watch in Governor’s budget rollout

On Wednesday, Gov. Newsom will unveil his much-anticipated 2024-25 state spending plan, officially kicking off the budget debate at the State Capitol. While the state is facing a $68 billion shortfall according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s office, Newsom said in a December TV interview that, “we have different numbers ...
Blog

Read latest on debate over changing CA election laws

Are Proposed Election Law Changes Defending ‘Fair and Open Elections’ or ‘Shenanigans’?

You may have missed it during the holiday season, but there was a big political dustup in California over the race to replace Kevin McCarthy in Congress. Assemblyman Vince Fong filed to replace his former boss in Congress, but he had previously filed for re-election.  Democratic Secretary of State Shirley ...
Blog

Read about California's bad new laws for 2024

Less Freedom, More Regulation, Higher Costs: 5 Bad New Laws for 2024

Every day, PRI’s scholars cover the good, the bad, and the ugly coming from the State Capitol.  It’s hard to single out the worst of the worst, but here are 5 horrifically noteworthy new state laws with the potential to worsen the quality of life for all. Higher Costs for ...
Blog

Read about California's $68 billion budget crisis

State Budget Update: The Calm Before the Budget Storm

Christmastime is always the busiest time of the year at the Department of Finance. With the state budget due to be released on January 10, department leadership is making the final decisions about spending priorities with the governor. However, recent bad news about the state of California’s finances means that ...
Blog

Learn how homelessness is now hurting California pro teams

How Homelessness, Taxes Impacted Deal for Baseball’s Top Free Agent

In fact, San Francisco’s status these days as a not very desirable place to live, work, or play also played a major factor in the deal. Giants legend and future hall of famer Buster Posey, who is now a member of the team’s executive board and was involved in the ...
Blog

Get latest state budget update

State Budget Update: Bigger State Budget Deficit on the Horizon?

That’s the fear, as the Sacramento Bee this week reported, in recent filings by state officials in anticipation of a November bond offering. Given that the IRS extended the deadline to file income taxes twice this year due to natural disasters (first to October 16, then again to Nov. 16), ...
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