Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday intended to provide small businesses temporary tax relief. The governor’s action allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to offer a 90-day extension for tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a return for under $1 million. Businesses will have until July…

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An informed citizenry relies on independent contractor delivery By Thomas W. Newton and James W. Ewert A recent California Supreme Court decision combined with inaction by the legislature could spell disaster for the newspaper industry and the communities newspapers serve. Last year, California’s high court overruled its own 30-year-old precedent and declared that workers can…

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An informed citizenry relies on independent contractor delivery By Thomas W. Newton and James W. Ewert This could be one of the last newspapers you get delivered to your home. That may sound incredible, but a bill working its way through the Legislature could, if passed, end the home delivery of some newspapers in California.…

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