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A Bill That Takes Time to Pay For Itself

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A Bill That Takes Time to Pay For Itself

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LOS ANGELES, CA - 1988: Fred Savage, star of the hit TV show "The Wonder Years," poses during a 1988 Los Angeles, California portrait session. "The Wonder Years" aired on ABC from1988 to 1993 and tackled social and historic events of the 1960s. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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(CORRECTION: Never mind. The Bee item mentioned here has been corrected, with faulty math. See correction here)

The Sacramento Bee offers a brief but telling deconstruction of one bill, which sets a small fee to process work permits for minors in the entertainment industry. But the amount of money generated by the fee is so small, it takes 20 years for the bill to pay for itself.

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