Health Insurance Measures Clear Houses; Now Debate Begins

The California Chamber of Commerce, among others, opposes charging employers a mandatory fee, saying the idea could hurt businesses, reduce jobs, do nothing to stem rising health-care costs, and should be classified as a tax requiring support from two-thirds of each legislative house. “Employer mandates threaten jobs and slow economic growth,” the chamber said in a letter opposing Núñez’s bill. Read More. (The Sacramento Bee 06/08/07)

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Why Penalizing Small Restaurants Won’t Reduce Litter

The latest attempt failed last week when the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 705. It does not reduce litter or waste and only adversely harms family-owned and mom-and-pop restaurants. It … Continue reading »