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A bipartisan proposal to reform federal milk subsidies drew support from a leading dairy farmers group on Monday after it was announced that participation in a component milk supply-control program would be optional. However, another large group, which represents the interests of milk processors as well as producers, remains opposed to the measure.
After spending months squabbling about a budget that turned out to be a train wreck because of the usual wildly over-optimistic revenue estimates, the California legislature is focusing its attention on vastly more important matters, like regulating and monitoring the behavior of the citizenry in all manner of silly, foolish, and intrusive ways.
California ranked dead last in a poll of 556 CEOs asking which state is the best place to do business. While CEOs are certainly not an unbiased lot, they also have considerable say in where to open new facilities. And it appears they would rather be hung upside down than do business in California.