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Walters: Some Bills Are Silly, and Some Are Just Dumb

Every session of the California Legislature generates some bills that can only be labeled as silly – that is, they defy common sense. One example this year is a bill that would abolish paper receipts at retail businesses, thereby requiring customers to supply their email addresses so merchants can send...

Is Mandating E-Receipts Smart? Or Nanny State Legislation?

SACRAMENTO — California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed Tuesday. Many businesses and consumers already are moving toward e-receipts, said Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco. But he said a law is needed because...