Governor’s Health Plan May Face Legal Hurdles

“The dilemma faced by any health care reform proposal in California is this: If it proposes an employer mandate, it risks running afoul of ERISA,” said Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce. “If it contains a payroll tax alternative to address the ERISA issue, it requires a two-thirds vote in the Legislature under Proposition 13 — and still might violate ERISA given the recent Maryland ruling.” Read More. (The Sacramento Bee 01/31/07)

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Why Penalizing Small Restaurants Won’t Reduce Litter

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