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Here at RedState, we have all been writing about California adios for at least three years now. Despite how much the legacy media and lawmakers want to dismiss it, it started with AB5, the rabidly anti-independent contractor law that was signed by Newsom in 2019. Many of the colleagues and activists who were a part of the AB5 fight at the beginning now live in other states: Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Idaho… name your business-friendly, right-to-work red state, and they found it. It was not because they lacked the will to fight, but because it became a matter of self-preservation. Staying in the fight required the ability to live and work without being concerned about an adversarial government whose only intention is to destroy the livelihoods they worked so hard for.

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With the looming Department of Labor rule changes, the push for the PRO Act, and the nomination of Julie Su to fill the post of Secretary of Labor, these same activists were still all in, but now doing it from a national perspective. We were the first casualties in California, and we saw the fallout coming to other states before anyone else was paying attention. It is no mistake that on Wednesday, as chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, California Congressman Kevin Kiley is going to do an accounting of AB5 and the damage it has done to the state — damage spearheaded by Julie Su herself, who is scheduled to begin her Senate confirmation hearings on Thursday. While California independent professionals, small businesses, and the self-employed are grateful to Congressman Kiley and feel as though we have finally been vindicated, in many ways, it has been too little, too late.

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