As a software developer and company co-founder who has lived in Palo Alto since the early 1990s, I understand the extraordinarily important contribution that immigrants have made to our technology industry over the last half century and the crucial role they play in maintaining American competitiveness. I've found it unfortunate that for years top Silicon... Read More
Millions of California immigrants work in low-wage service industries. They would be among the greatest beneficiaries of our ballot initiative to raise the state minimum wage to $12 per hour. Latinos, many of whom come from a relatively recent immigrant background, would gain the most. The data shows that around half of all Latino wage-earners... Read More
Hidden taxes represent the deadliest threat to the economic well-being of a society. A clear example is our own state of California, where prosperity is being smothered not so much by direct taxes---which are high enough---but by the indirect, hidden taxes of employment mandates and litigation. Leading the list is the huge worker's comp system,... Read More
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