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Jerry Brown Once Again Shuns Tax Reform

Only one legislator, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Van Nuys Democrat, is actively pursuing tax reform now. His current proposal, Senate Bill 993, would impose a 3 percent tax on services purchased by business and offset it with a sales tax rate decline. If enacted, it would only be a baby step toward reform and unto itself do virtually nothing about volatility. Even so, it has drawn a “job killer” denunciation from the California Chamber of Commerce, which said it would put California businesses “at a competitive disadvantage.”  (Dan Walters in CALmatters.org, 5/16/18)

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Brown also rejected one of the year’s highest profile measures, which would have prohibited employers from requiring arbitration agreements and thus made it easier for workers to sue their bosses….

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