Posts Tagged: enterprise


Vending machines spark tax debate

A bank oif vending machines entice a customer. (Photo: Deymos.HR, via Shutterstock)

If you buy it in a grocery store, you don’t pay sales taxes. If you buy it from a vending machine, you do. Fair? Assemblyman Matthew Dababneh doesn’t think so, but so far some of his colleagues disagree.


State should maintain Enterprise Zone program

The California economy is on the mend, and the state’s economic outlook is positive.  But we still have a long way to go to ensure that recovery takes hold in every community throughout the state.


This is especially true in rural and urban low-income neighborhoods, often communities of color, which continually struggle with double


Time to fix California’s enterprise zones

Enterprise zone hiring credits are supposed to help businesses, especially in disadvantaged areas, create jobs. Sounds good, right? The problem is research indicates the enterprise zone program falls woefully short of fulfilling its intended purpose.


The Public Policy Institute of California released a study in 2009 finding that enterprise zones have “no statistically significant


Jerry Brown vs. the locals — again

It’s Round 3 in Jerry Brown vs. the locals.


The governor’s efforts to reform California’s 29-year-old enterprise zone system, an ongoing tax-break program that encourages business investment and promotes new jobs in economically distressed areas of the state, is his latest attempt in a series of major moves targeting local businesses and governance.


Support for Capitol Weekly is Provided by: