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Time to stop the mandates, give business time to recover

Proponents of a newly-proposed privacy initiative, the so-called California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), claim to have enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The actual number of qualifying signatures may be close, based on my experience with previous initiatives.

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San Francisco retail reopens for curbside service

San Francisco is slowly starting to reopen after weeks of shelter-in-place rules due to COVID-19. Retail stores in San Francisco, forced to close two months ago, are now allowed to offer curbside pickup of everything from clothing to cookware.

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Coastal states win greater share of PPP’s second round

When the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program ended, we reported that different parts of the country saw very different success rates in getting loans approved. Now, we’re learning more about how the second round of funding is shaping up, and it’s pretty clear that the states that did worst in round one are seeing success in round two.

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