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OPINION: California’s Golden Goose Getting Throttled

Howard Hyde writes in Western Journalism that California's anti-business climate has led numerous companies to flee the state for other locations. High taxes and burdensome regulations have cost jobs, but many citizens now recognize change is needed to reinvigorate the economy.

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EDITORIAL: Putting The Brakes On Unions' Free Ride On Employee Dues

While labor unions believe workers should be required to pay dues to the union, the Investor's Business Daily editorializes that workers should instead be able to choose for themselves. A recent ruling from the US Supreme Court struck down mandatory union fees paid by health-care workers and encouraged activists who advocate further reforms.

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NEWS: State Supreme Court yanks Citizen United measure from ballot

The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association attorneys and struck Proposition 49 from the ballot, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The proposal, which would have polled Californians on the issue of free speech limitation, will now receive further examination by the justices, who will determine whether it is legal.

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OPINON: Elon Musk plays California for tax breaks, then moves SpaceX operations to Texas

Influential businessman Elon Musk recently persuaded California Democrats to grant one of his companies, SpaceX, millions of dollars in tax exemptions only to turn around and move the company to Texas for even more special incentives, writes Chriss Street in Breitbart.com. Street suggests Musk's loyalty to Texas many also be short-lived.

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NEWS: Small Businesses Give California an F for Friendliness

A nationwide survey of 12,632 businesses found California is one of the country's worst places to do business, according to the Newsfactor Business Report. Entrepreneurs named labor and hiring, health and safety, regulations and ease of starting a company as main factors contributing to the state's anti-business climate.

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