With the new year comes new laws that Sacramento’s finest spent the year debating, crafting and voting on.
The state’s legislators were busy banning shark fin soup, increasing gun restrictions, advancing gay rights, tackling PG&E’s safety problems and taxing Internet sales. Read More
Financially, the so-called “Amazon tax” is a relatively tiny piece of the California budget package that Democratic legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown enacted last month. Politically, however, it’s a very big deal.
The budget trailer bill would compel Internet retailers to collect sales taxes, notwithstanding a U.S. Supreme Court decision that constricts states’ powers to do so. Read More
Digg is a pioneer of the social Internet. It was one of the first and best-known online news aggregation brands, a top-100 Internet site with 20 million unique monthly viewers. Its ubiquitous graphics inviting readers to “Digg” this content festoon millions of websites alongside Facebook’s “like” links and Twitter’s “tweet this” buttons. Read More
Colorado Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter decided not to seek a second term despite the fact he was elected in the midst of a massive resurgence by his party that also saw it take over the legislature in the Rocky Mountain state. Should be a good time to get another term, right?
Well, not if you and your buddies in the legislature have been raising taxes, killing jobs, and doing the bidding of your state's liberal and labor activists. Read More