The California Senate voted last night to approve Democrat Governor Jerry Brown’s legislation that will eliminate the state’s 29-year old enterprise zone program. While only 27 votes were required, Assembly Bill 93 passed 30 to 9 in favor, with 3 of 11 Republicans joining with Democrats. (There are 40 seats in the California Senate, one of which is currently vacant.) (more…)
Governor Jerry Brown’s May-budget revision proposal to “reform” California’s Enterprise Zone program has sailed through legislative committees in both CA chambers. Although dubbed a reform, the legislation would effectively dismantle the enterprise zone hiring credit program (see previous posts here and here). (more…)
The Governor’s office issued the following statement today.
SACRAMENTO – Following “positive and productive” budget talks between Governor Jerry Brown and legislators on both sides of the aisle, Press Secretary Gil Duran issued the following statement.”
“Governor Brown has continued to engage in positive and productive budget discussions with legislators on both sides of the aisle. For this reason, he has asked the Pro Tem and the Speaker to temporarily delay any vote on the budget in order to allow more time to find common ground and to put the state’s finances back in balance.”
Perhaps you’ve heard? Last week, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 974, which proposes to make some significant changes to California’s enterprise zone program.
Before getting into the details, let me state that we oppose this bill. We’re urging our clients and friends in California to write their California assemble member, asking them to oppose it in the State Assembly. Watch for a follow up post with some analysis by Craig Johnson, President of the California Association of Enterprise Zones. (more…)
The California State Senates Revenue and Taxation Committee has scheduled an informational hearing for today on the subject of California’s Enterprise Zone program. The hearing is scheduled to begin 1:30 PM. Click here for the Agenda
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that those who speak best also know best while keeping the interests of California employers (and their employees) in focus. (more…)
Epsilon Systems recently published an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s on line news publication, SignOnSanDiego.com making some good arguments for preserving California’s Enterprise Zone program. (more…)