California Regulators, It’s Time to Open the Golden State for Business Once Again

From Forbes:

Once synonymous with opportunity and innovation, California is now firmly associated with an unfriendly business environment, largely due to heavy-handed government and overregulation. For the eighth straight year, Chief Executive has ranked California as the worst state to conduct business, pointing to excessive government regulation of businesses as one of the key reasons the state fared so miserably.

Governor Brown recently signaled a potentially positive shift when he vowed to boost innovation by making California’s regulatory environment more transparent and predictable. The governor can begin delivering on this promise by supporting AB 1850, a bill introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon and passed yesterday by the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communication, which would improve the way the California Energy Commission (CEC) considers energy efficiency in rapidly evolving industries like consumer electronics.

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