Written by Gordon Webster, Jr.
It’s “job killer” time in Sacramento, and the state legislature is hard at work making California even more inhospitable to small businesses.
The California Chamber of Commerce recently introduced its 2019 job killer list, featuring 24 bills that would harm our state’s economic growth and ability to create jobs.
These bills scratch a number of progressive itches, including expanded rent control, banning arbitration agreements, taxing sweetened beverages, uncapping employee leaves of absence and more. As the CalChamber points out, many of these bills have been previously rejected by the Legislature, voters or the previous governor.
CALmatters columnist Dan Walters recently wrote a column about the job killer list, laying out his argument for why it may get harder for the CalChamber and its allies to slay the job killers — a frightening proposition.
Be sure to read about the new job killers list in the April 19 edition of The Business Journal.