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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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It’s time to review AB 5 if policymakers really want to restart California’s economy

“Bring Back Borello!” will never work as a rallying cry, but it might be a timely agenda item for California legislators to seriously consider when the coronavirus coast is clear for them to return to Sacramento.

In the meantime, the April 30 second anniversary of the state Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and the Assembly Bill 5 it subsequently unleashed should be reviewed with all due dispatch if policymakers are sincerely committed to restarting the state’s economy.

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The collapse of small business: How the shutdown could change the face of San Diego’s neighborhoods

In San Diego’s South Park neighborhood, the doors of small shops are typically thrown open. Dogs strolling past tug their humans into the open doorways, collecting treats from the business owners up and down Fern Street.

Like most local neighborhoods, the shop owners here are the stewards of their streets. They keep the sidewalks clean; the trash cans emptied; the water bowls full for their resident pets. The storefronts, meticulously cared for, are uniquely San Diegan, as chains are rarely welcomed.

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