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Multiple Entities Could Gain Power to Increase Property Taxes with Just 55% Vote of...

Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment...

Effort to Make Property Tax Increases Easier to Pass Falls Short in Assembly

A proposed constitutional amendment to make it easier for local governments to increase property taxes failed to secure enough votes to pass the Assembly...

Future of State Privacy Act Uncertain as Reasonable Cleanup Bills Thwarted

Sure, California was the first state in the nation to pass a massive privacy bill, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  But how can...
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Reasonable CCPA Clean-Up Bills Thwarted – Future of the CCPA is Uncertain

Sure, California was the first state in the nation to pass a massive privacy bill, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). But how can...
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Stayin’ Alive – Privacy Bills

Well, you can tell by the way we worked these privacy bills – we walked the halls and made time to talk – to...
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Will the Real Data Regulator Please Stand Up? PLEASE stand up?!

California just passed the most robust data protection law in the country last year.  Among other things, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides...

California Film/TV Tax Credit Lures 16th TV Series

The next season of SHOWTIME’S “Penny Dreadful” will be relocating production to Los Angeles with help from the state’s film and television tax credit...

Assembly Committee to Hold Hearing on Privacy Act Today

California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Sarah Boot will address the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today at an informational hearing to discuss...

CalChamber to Participate in California Consumer Privacy Act Rulemaking Workshop Today

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocate Sarah Boot will be participating in a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) rulemaking workshop that is being hosted...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

The “carbon tax” being contemplated this session would replace California’s Sales and Use Tax with a “carbon tax” based on the “carbon intensity” of...
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California wanted to tax our text messages?! WTF?!?!

A text tax!? Try saying that three times – it’s a real tongue twister. LOL! It’s also a mind boggler B/C affordability is one of...
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MacTaggart Goes to Washington – What’s Next?

Unlike Europe, with its recently implemented GDPR, the United States does not have a comprehensive law to regulate the collection and use of data....

No Time to Waste on Fixing Consumer Privacy Law

AB 375 (Chau, Hertzberg), the California Consumer Privacy Act, was passed in late June to avoid a big ballot fight in November over the...
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No Time to Waste on Fixing Consumer Privacy Law

AB 375 (Chau, Hertzberg), the California Consumer Privacy Act, was passed in late June to avoid a big ballot fight in November over the...

California Film Commission Approves $52 Million in Tax Credits

The California Film Commission this week announced that 19 films have been approved conditionally for $52.2 million in tax credits. This is the fourth...
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Ripped from the headlines… BOTS

From the #MeToo movement and the Equifax data breach to allegations of Russia meddling in our elections we have seen a virtual tsunami of...

Services Tax Job Killer Bill in Committee Today

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California will be considered as a...

Getting Hacked: Your Business Nightmare Could Turn Into a Trial Attorney’s Dream

Cyber crime is all over the news. Data breaches have become more prevalent as cyber criminals have become more sophisticated and aggressive. Even nation...

Assembly Tax Committee to Hear Job Killer Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase the personal income tax rate from 13.3% to 14.3% will be considered by...