What a difference a decade has made for the once thriving California marketplace. Just 10 short years ago, California was the destination for aspiring entrepreneurs and staple industry names. But misguided politics and burdensome regulations have tarnished the Golden State for businesses hoping to start or expand here.
Legislation passed over the last 10 years has culminated in California being the worst state in which to conduct business. Despite every economic indicator and numerous analyses warning California of where this plotted course leads, liberal Democrats who control state government refuse to acknowledge the effects of their job-killing policies.
What follows is some of the most recent legislation produced by the California Legislature that has or will result in more lost jobs and an even more hostile business environment. Here's hoping that Gov. Jerry Brown will use his veto pen.