California lawmakers rejected a bill to ban incentive deals like the one that has paid Apple Inc. $70 million in local sales taxes collected by its hometown of Cupertino, Calif. over the past two decades.
S.B. 531 by Sen. Steve Glazer (D) failed with a 35-21 vote on the Assembly floor Aug. 30. It needed a majority of 41 votes to pass and head to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).