SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California business group’s perennial list of bills it dubs “job killers” once signaled which legislation was unlikely to survive former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s veto pen.
But Democrats are hoping their package of legislation will fare better under the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.
The California Chamber of Commerce rolled out its “job killers list” last week ahead of the final week for the state Senate and Assembly to pass their own bills before sending them to the other house.
This year’s roster names 28 proposed laws the business lobbying group says would hurt the state’s economy as it emerges from recession.
Much of the legislation involves environmental regulation and workers’ rights, which Democrats say help working people.
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