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Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they’re agreeing to when a website asks, “Do You Accept All Cookies?” Most people just click “OK” and hope for the best, says former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.

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Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Prop. 15

Results from a survey of its California small business members released today by NFIB showed 94 percent of them opposed to Proposition 15, the November ballot initiative that would radically alter the Proposition 13 property tax protections enacted 40 years ago.

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No on Prop 15 Ads Launched

Election Day is in sight, and the first in a series of ads were released that show the truth about Proposition 15 — that every Californian will pay for the $11.5 billion tax hike.

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California Taxpayers Can Check Out Any Time They Like, But Lawmakers Still Want To Tax Those Who Leave

It’s the last day of session for the California Legislature, where state lawmakers have a few more hours to send another tax increase to Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) desk. What’s unique about the latest tax proposals pending in Sacramento is that Golden State lawmakers are targeting more than future earnings. They’re also seeking to raise taxes on past earnings and levy the nation’s first tax on accumulated wealth.

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Guest commentary: Elected officials must do right by small business

My small party rental business is alive, barely. Covid-19 decimated us with postponements or cancellations of graduations, weddings and birthday parties since early March. Luckily, Google Ads help us cut down on costs. When my wife and I first opened our doors, we advertised in the Yellow Pages, but it was expensive and eating away at our profits. It wasn’t sustainable. Google Ads are cheaper and increased sales by 900%. Today, we rely on smart and engaging digital advertising that attracts customers to our services. Without the digital safety net, we wouldn’t have a
business to save.

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