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Dan Walters: ‘Job killer’ list signals start of ‘big game’ in state Capitol

“The chamber-led business community has been remarkably successful in either killing or neutralizing the bills it publicly identifies. From 1997 to 2012, 540 bills made the list and just 43 made it into law, fewer than 8 percent.

Most of the casualties occurred in the Legislature, but governors – Democrats Jerry Brown and Gray Davis and Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger – have vetoed most of the few that have reached them.” Read more here. (Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2013).

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