FBA’s Public Policy Goals for 2020

The following is FBA's Public Policy Goals for 2020, as approved by the Association's Board of Directors. State tax issues. FBA needs to be diligent in this debate to maintain fair and equitable business and personal taxes in California: Continue our leadership role...

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Do Economic Recoveries Die of Old Age?

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. | GraphsandLaughs, LLC The US economy is clearly slowing.  After adjusting for inflation, GDP grew by 2.9% in 2018, and by an even better 3.1% in 19Q1.  But growth slowed to just 2% in 19Q2, is expected to grow at a similar pace the rest of...

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Are 1,061 Pages Enough?

By Robert Rivinius, FBA Executive Director When I have a chance to meet with someone in the Legislature or from the Governor's Office, I take them a copy of the Cal-Chamber's 2019 California Labor Law Digest. The book is 8" x 11", 2 1/2" inches thick, and has 1,061...

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The Green New Deal is a bad deal

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. | March 1 While advocates of the Green New Deal (GND) suggest it will solve a multitude of problems by combating global warming and creating millions of well-paid jobs, the reality is that the GND is a profoundly expensive plan that takes leave...

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Why Is Wage Growth So Lousy?

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC While the most recent jobs report showed the unemployment rate at 4.0% — the lowest rate in almost 50 years — it also showed annual wage gains running at just 3.2%. While that is the best rate of growth in over a decade,...

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