State Dems. Promise To Streamline Business Regulations
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Taking a page from the Republican playbook, Democratic lawmakers are promising to streamline regulations to boost business in California.
They hope the legislative effort will lead to job creation and eventually higher tax revenue for the cash-strapped state, which faces a $26.6 billion budget deficit.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday that California should eliminate redundant, inconsistent or outdated regulations.
A bill introduced this week, SB366, would require state agencies to review regulations within six months. It also would create a faster permitting process for businesses looking to start or expand operations.
The move comes as Democrats try to show that the majority party cares about the state’s business climate as it tries to persuade Republican lawmakers to approve a ballot measure that would call for higher taxes.
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