Through the Backdoor to Tax Websites & Apps

Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan is the California Executive Director of the Internet Association, which represents America’s leading internet companies.

Let’s face it, websites and apps are nothing like utilities, and it defies logic for California municipalities to tax them that way. But that’s not stopping cities like Alameda and Watsonville from trying to pass deceptive ballot measures on November 8 that would allow them to do just that. Officials in these two cities are […]

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Green Chemistry: More Uncertainty for California Businesses

Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan is the California Executive Director of the Internet Association, which represents America’s leading internet companies.

In a recent opinion piece on this site, the acting director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control Maziar Movassaghi sought to alleviate the significant concerns of a consumer advocate who had written about the state’s troubled approach to implementing the Green Chemistry Initiative.

Those concerns detailed, among other things, how DTSC’s regulations seemed to lack focus and failed to provide a clear mechanism for ensuring the State’s efforts would be towards those chemicals and products with the greatest exposure risk to sensitive populations.

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