Hate to say it, but as a person who's been in CA for 25 years, I tend to agree. A good chunk of the state is probably heading in the same direction as Detroit at the rate they're going. The nuts are well entrenched at this point, and they would rather worry about super important issues like grocery store bags, than actually accomplish anything meaningful. Business is the enemy in their minds. You take just the 'made in US' legislation alone, and it's beyond ridiculous. I make my products with my own hands, but because of the CA 'made in US' laws on the books, I can be sued for false advertising, if so much as one tiny little fastener is made someplace else and I say the product is made in the US. Even if 99% of it is. And since advertising obviously crosses state lines, that sets the precedent for all businesses in the US.
Is it any wonder most people in other states hate us.