SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers have addressed circumcision and foam takeout containers this year, but the state’s backsliding economy and dismal jobs outlook are dominating the end of the legislative session.

Creating greater scrutiny of business regulations and keeping a surcharge that allows investment in alternative energy projects are included among the roughly 250 bills lawmakers are hurrying to finish before their Friday deadline for sending legislation to the governor.

Democratic lawmakers have formed a rare alliance with business leaders to push a package of bills designed to make California’s regulatory environment friendlier to businesses.

Gov. Jerry Brown, meanwhile, is proposing a plan to close a corporate tax loophole on out-of-state companies while offering incentives for businesses to hire workers in the state.

GOP lawmakers say many of the ideas don’t do enough.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Fred says:

    Yeah, right, their own. Govt doesn’t create jobs, the private sector does. The best thing JB, Steinberg, and porko Perez can do is get out of the way. Repeal job-killing legislation, like AB32 and let the private sector get to work.

  2. BillM says:

    This is a poorly written and misleading article. The legislature is doing NOTHING about existing regulations and laws to improve the business climate. On the contrary they are considering legislation that will reveiw future regulations and laws that will impact business.

    This is a signficant in tone and action. If they do not change the EXISTING regulations and legislation, they have done nothing to improve the business climate.

    This article appears to have been written by a hack for the legislature and someone very LAZY that took a fax from Steinberg’s or Perez office and transcribed it and posted it as an article.

    I feel it is the latter, if there is anything worse than being a hack, IT IS LAZY JOURNALISM!!! C’mon CBS13 at least use a semblance of a critical eye, ask a question, or at least read your own articles before you post something with a misleading headline. SHOW SOME PRIDE IN YOUR WORK!!!!!!

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