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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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Californians Should Reject Proposition 25

Californians voting in November 2020 should reject the recently named Proposition 25, a ballot measure that, if passed, will replace the injustice of money bail with an even more discriminatory pretrial system, Human Rights Watch said today. 

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California minimum-wage jump to hit virus-battered companies

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state would keep in place a planned jump in the state’s minimum wage to $14 an hour next year for larger businesses, saying it would help hard hit lower-income workers even as many companies struggle to survive amid the coronavirus crisis.

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