They're advancing bills to continue turning food into low-grade "fuel" in order to Save The Planet™ (while Shaving The Rest Of Us). Even rabid "progresssives" are starting to see that it's a bad idea:
The growing of corn for fuel sucks..Give it to the hungry people..Some studies do show ethanol from corn might save less than we think.
But the Democratics press on with the idiocy.
And if you thought things couldn't get any worse for small businesses here - you were wrong: Democratics are pushing through bills to mandate a $15 per hour minimum wage and a mandatory minimum of seven days of employer-paid sick leave and eight hours of unpaid leave so that parents can attend school functions.
House Bill 2646 would provide up to eight hours of unpaid leave for parents to attend children’s school activities and would make it clear to employers that they could not retaliate against employees for taking that time off.
The bill, which is drawing support from Brad Avakian, the state’s labor commissioner, received a hearing on Friday before the House Committee on Business and Labor.
These clowns have absolutely no grasp of the damage their "feel-good" bills will inflict upon the largest source of employment in the state: small businesses. But when the doors start closing and the revenue from taxes and fees starts falling, they may begin to figure it out.