The R Street Institute is happy legislators are delaying movement on a similar bill in California, said technology fellow Josh Withrow. California Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D) put her bill on hold until 2024. “We’ll see if they take a hint from the ways things are going in Canada,” said Withrow. The primary concern with the JCPA is the establishment of a pseudo link tax, he said: This is “one industry seeing cash to be grabbed from another and using the government to make that happen. It’s fundamentally objectionable on the face of that.”