California is facing a $32 billion deficit, but at least it can still regulate Skittles.
The state assembly approved a bill last week that will ban a food dye used in the popular candy. The state senate may pass a bill to make In-N-Out Burger and other big companies report their greenhouse gas emissions. And later this year, legislators will consider reparations for slavery (in a “free” state). These are the priorities.
Not a day goes by when California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) doesn’t tweet about some aspect of Florida life that he finds personally objectionable — some restriction on transgender surgery for children, for example, or a gun law that doesn’t include banning the AR-15. But Florida is crushing California in the economic stakes, which is why tens of thousands of Californians are moving there — at a pace that appears to have accelerated after 2020.