From The Nevada Indepedent :
Making matters worse, both federal and state lawmakers have flirted with emulating  the gig-crushing California restrictions on freelance workers  — indicating that many policymakers are either ignorant to the changes taking place in the job market or are decidedly hostile to workers taking what many might consider “the first step ” toward self-employment.
- “The Nevada Indepedent”: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/the-unexpected-entrepreneurship-of-the-covid-era
- “flirted with emulating”: https://www.rstreet.org/2021/04/02/the-pro-act-contains-a-provision-similar-to-californias-disastrous-ab-5-labor-bill/
- “California restrictions on freelance workers”: https://www.ocregister.com/2021/09/03/landmark-labor-bill-still-wreaking-economic-havoc-in-california/
- “the first step”: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2020/02/the-war-on-the-gig-economy/