Juan Vargas’ Anti-Consumer Choice Bill Goes To Gov. Brown

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A bill by State Sen. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, that makes it harder to open big box superstores in California is on the way today to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation most prominently affects Wal-Mart, which has long been opening such supercenters. Vargas’ bill, SB 469, amends the Permit Streamlining Act to impose more restrictions on opening the superstores. The …