California isn’t on the brink of bankruptcy.
Their public unions haven’t passed Illinois and Maryland’s as models of corruption, featherbedding and incompetence.
Their education system doesn’t give New York’s a run for it’s money as a two-tiered money pit.
Their society isn’t becoming an almost third-world example of the wealth gap between Malibu and Riverside.
That’s why they’ve got time for this kind of thing – a ban on long cash-register receipts:
Modeled after a new state law requiring that plastic straws be given in restaurants only upon request, the bill would require businesses to provide electronic receipts by default unless a customer asks for a paper one.Assembly Bill 161 by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) said his bill is an easy way to reduce paper waste in the state while addressing consumers’ frustrations with excessively long receipts. Customers have taken to social media for years to complain and poke fun at the size of their receipts, particularly at CVS drugstore, posting pictures of the coupon-packed printouts measuring taller than a refrigerator.
“If we are looking at reducing waste, probably the easiest thing we can do is get rid of the material that someone hands us that we don’t want that we hold onto until we get to the next trash can and then throw away,” said Nick Lapis of Californians Against Waste, a bill supporter.
I can think of some waste to reduce…