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The Biden Administration’s Push to Take One of California’s Worst Ideas Nationwide

The Biden administration has effectively declared war on gig work, with its Department of Labor proposing a new federal regulation inspired by California’s controversial AB 5 law that would limit people’s ability to be classified as independent contractors and work as they choose. As Bloomberg Law reports, “The US Labor Department’s new …

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SB 1162 Won’t Fix Pay Gap

It’s summertime, and the living may about to get even easier for plaintiff’s lawyers across California. Senate Bill 1162, which is wending its way through the legislature, would require the state to publish the pay data of workers by race, ethnicity, and gender for companies with 100 or more employees, …

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New Regulation Will Take Health Care Money From Those in Need

A new proposal tucked away in Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 budget plans to divert health care funds to pay for new projects such as housing, transportation, and food security in low-income communities. It’s true that the cost of living in California has ballooned to unsustainable levels and innovative solutions are needed. …

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Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ban Another Major Burden on Minority Entrepreneurs

Not surprisingly, Gov. Newsom signed controversial legislation (Assembly Bill 1346) to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn equipment. The new law will be another costly burden on the estimated nearly 8,300 landscaping businesses in the state, many of whom are minority entrepreneurs.  It’s the latest in a series of taxes, …

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NEW STUDY: Harmful Policy Choices Driving Employers, Every Age Group and Income Level Away from California

By Kerry Jackson and Wayne Winegarden   DOWNLOAD THE STUDY Documenting California’s growing outmigration problem, a new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute found that harmful policy choices have increased economic and quality-of-life concerns and are chasing businesses, job opportunities, individuals of every age group and income …

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Could Labor Day Push for Higher Minimum Wage Lead to More Work Being Done by Robots?

Who is going to be first in line to buy if Elon Musk is able to build a humanoid robot in the future? A best guess would be owners of the California companies whose businesses are threatened by the state’s steep minimum wage and other costs heaped on them by …

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Larry Elder Says the Ideal Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00 – Why Is This Controversial? It Shouldn’t Be

Judging from the reaction to Larry Elder’s comment that the appropriate minimum wage is zero, one would think he had suggested harvesting California’s iconic giant sequoias or closing the Golden Gate Bridge. But what the radio talk show host and gubernatorial recall candidate said should not have stirred controversy. The …

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Is Colorado “Equal Pay” Law Excluding Remote Workers?

A new state law in Colorado attempted to close gender pay gaps. Instead, the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” is excluding Colorado candidates from remote work positions. The main issue with SB 19-085, passed in the Colorado State Legislature in 2019, is how it requires transparency with information on …

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Been There, Done That on Unaffordable Energy Mandates

The Biden Administration wants to impose a national version of California’s unrealistic and unaffordable renewable energy mandates. California Has “Been There, Done That” California has established the nation’s most aggressive renewable portfolio goal, which was just recently increased in 2018, with a goal of generating 100 percent of its electricity …

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Is Stockton’s Basic Income Scheme Actually Working?

Proponents of Stockton’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot project – known as the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, or SEED – released a report last week detailing its first year findings. The report’s main claim is receiving UBI boosted full-time work.  In February 2019, 28 percent of recipients had full-time employment, …

Business & Economics

The Biden Administration’s Push to Take One of California’s Worst Ideas Nationwide

The Biden administration has effectively declared war on gig work, with its Department of Labor proposing a new federal regulation inspired by California’s controversial AB 5 law that would limit people’s ability to be classified as independent contractors and work as they choose. As Bloomberg Law reports, “The US Labor Department’s new …

Blog

SB 1162 Won’t Fix Pay Gap

It’s summertime, and the living may about to get even easier for plaintiff’s lawyers across California. Senate Bill 1162, which is wending its way through the legislature, would require the state to publish the pay data of workers by race, ethnicity, and gender for companies with 100 or more employees, …

Blog

New Regulation Will Take Health Care Money From Those in Need

A new proposal tucked away in Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 budget plans to divert health care funds to pay for new projects such as housing, transportation, and food security in low-income communities. It’s true that the cost of living in California has ballooned to unsustainable levels and innovative solutions are needed. …

Blog

Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ban Another Major Burden on Minority Entrepreneurs

Not surprisingly, Gov. Newsom signed controversial legislation (Assembly Bill 1346) to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn equipment. The new law will be another costly burden on the estimated nearly 8,300 landscaping businesses in the state, many of whom are minority entrepreneurs.  It’s the latest in a series of taxes, …

Business & Economics

NEW STUDY: Harmful Policy Choices Driving Employers, Every Age Group and Income Level Away from California

By Kerry Jackson and Wayne Winegarden   DOWNLOAD THE STUDY Documenting California’s growing outmigration problem, a new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute found that harmful policy choices have increased economic and quality-of-life concerns and are chasing businesses, job opportunities, individuals of every age group and income …

Blog

Could Labor Day Push for Higher Minimum Wage Lead to More Work Being Done by Robots?

Who is going to be first in line to buy if Elon Musk is able to build a humanoid robot in the future? A best guess would be owners of the California companies whose businesses are threatened by the state’s steep minimum wage and other costs heaped on them by …

Blog

Larry Elder Says the Ideal Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00 – Why Is This Controversial? It Shouldn’t Be

Judging from the reaction to Larry Elder’s comment that the appropriate minimum wage is zero, one would think he had suggested harvesting California’s iconic giant sequoias or closing the Golden Gate Bridge. But what the radio talk show host and gubernatorial recall candidate said should not have stirred controversy. The …

Blog

Is Colorado “Equal Pay” Law Excluding Remote Workers?

A new state law in Colorado attempted to close gender pay gaps. Instead, the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” is excluding Colorado candidates from remote work positions. The main issue with SB 19-085, passed in the Colorado State Legislature in 2019, is how it requires transparency with information on …

Blog

Been There, Done That on Unaffordable Energy Mandates

The Biden Administration wants to impose a national version of California’s unrealistic and unaffordable renewable energy mandates. California Has “Been There, Done That” California has established the nation’s most aggressive renewable portfolio goal, which was just recently increased in 2018, with a goal of generating 100 percent of its electricity …

Blog

Is Stockton’s Basic Income Scheme Actually Working?

Proponents of Stockton’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot project – known as the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, or SEED – released a report last week detailing its first year findings. The report’s main claim is receiving UBI boosted full-time work.  In February 2019, 28 percent of recipients had full-time employment, …

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