Quote – Julianne Broyles, spokeswoman for California Chamber of Commerce. The Tri-Valley Herald.

If it becomes law, it will be the biggest financial burden for small businesses in decades, coming at a time when the state's economy is the most precarious it has been in a quarter of a century and when Main Street firms are least able to afford it.

Martyn Hopper, spokesperson for the NFIB. From the Tri-Valley Herald, “Rumble over paid leave bill; Unions, firms to slug it out over groundbreaking measure”, by Steve Geissinge.

Monday, July 29, 2002