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California's latest 'job killer' outrage
California's latest 'job killer' outrage

There they go again. Whenever anyone floats an idea that would improve the lives of workers — shorter hours, higher wages or better working conditions — employers claim they'll be forced to fire people. They're always wrong. But they never give up. The California Chamber of Commerce, which represents business, has elevated this argument to a media event. This year's annual "job killer" list features 26 bills the organization would like to kill. (Last year, the chamber helped kill 37 of the 38 bills on its hit list.) Among the "killer 26" is AB 1522, sponsored by Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat. Gonzalez's bill would...