Source: Wall Street Journal
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Sept. 13, 2013
Workers in California would be paid at least $10 an hour in 2016 under a bill passed by the legislature Thursday, a measure likely to make the state the first to guarantee such a high minimum wage.
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Sept. 12, 2013
California lawmakers took a major step Thursday toward lowering the state's high electricity prices—and set the stage for a big battle over incentives that have turned the state into the biggest market for residential-rooftop solar power. A bill passed by the legislature Thursday repeals a 2001 law, meant to encourage conservation, which requires the state's investor-owned utilities to sell power at rates that rise sharply the more electricity a customer uses. The new legislation doesn't say how prices should be set in the future, leaving that to regulators, utilities and public advocates to work out.
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Sept. 2, 2013
California imposed a huge retroactive income tax increase last year, but some 2,500 small business owners are learning that once is never enough for Sacramento. The state now wants to hit them with a retroactive levy going back to 2008, to the tune of $120 million or more.
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Sept. 2, 2013
United Farm Workers and its government allies are working hard to destroy jobs.
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Sept. 1, 2013
North Carolina is close to dropping one of the most extensive programs for awarding tax breaks to film companies, in what would be a high-profile retreat from an arms race among states to lure Hollywood productions.
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