Editorial: California lawmakers dash for global warming cash
“Among bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature are at least four deserving vetoes because they would do more economic harm than good, at a time the state least needs it.
Among legislation identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as “job killer bills” are four approved by the Legislature, which ended its 2011-12 session Friday. The chamber’s characterization is apt. But these bills would do more than kill jobs at a time when California unemployment is 10.7 percent, more than twice the rate during the summer of 2006.
If California ever is to return to sub-5 percent unemployment, the Legislature must stop raising taxes and imposing regulations that, while seemingly well-intentioned, effectively kill jobs.” (Orange County Register, September 5, 2012). Read it here.