Public Opinion Turns Against Unions in California
A new requirement forces states and municipalities to annually report the terms and amount of loans they have taken directly from banks. It's a growing source of financing for many public entities.
Comments about "labor peace" during the February hearing didn't attract a lot of attention at the time. But since then, labor protests have spread across the country.
Cities that give away the most money in tax incentives tend to be those with greater levels of income inequality.
It's already stirring anger among corporations, and nearby cities are trying to capitalize on that.
The federal government's new plan is short on details, but it makes one thing clear: It will ease regulations that burden rural providers -- many of whom are struggling to survive.
The House voted against the legislation on Friday. But some of the ideas behind it have seen success in the states.