Skip to main content

Rancho Cordova Independent

Legislative Republicans Join Advocates and Entrepreneurs at Press Conference

Mar 05, 2024 03:11PM ● By California Legislative Republicans News Release

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - On February 21, Republican lawmakers joined small-business owners and advocates on the West Steps of the Capitol for a press conference announcing legislation to support small businesses. During the press conference, speakers highlighted the challenges of operating a small business in California, including high taxes, heavy-handed regulations, rising costs, and crime.

“Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy, but policies from the state on crime, taxes and regulations make it harder and harder to build and grow a business,” said Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher. “I’m proud to stand with these lawmakers and advocates as we fight to improve California’s business climate, reform the pro-criminal Prop. 47, and help these companies thrive.”

“California’s business environment ranks among the worst in the nation,” said Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones. “Our small businesses are struggling to stay alive with the burdens of excessive taxation and regulation, not to mention skyrocketing retail theft. California Republican lawmakers are committed to fixing these problems and creating an economic environment where our businesses can flourish.”

At the event, lawmakers presented legislation to address some of the financial, economic and regulatory roadblocks to doing business in the Golden State. Those bills include:

A plan to help retailers with a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday from Asm. Diane Dixon, a proposal to help California businesses compete for state contracts from Asm. Laurie Davies, a bill allowing small businesses to correct regulatory violations before being fined from Asm. Tri Ta, legislation to cut down on lawsuits that stifle development from Sen. Roger Niello; and a constitutional amendment to pay down the state’s unemployment insurance debt and avert a small-business tax increase from Asm. Gallagher.

“California has become a very challenging place to raise your family and run a business,” said Senator Roger Niello. “My policy proposals will bring relief to those struggling from retail theft, crime, and burdensome regulation, and I hope to make our great state a place where families feel safe and small businesses can thrive.”

Speakers at the press conference also condemned the wave of retail and cargo theft that has plagued businesses throughout the state. Legislators announced bills to crack down on those thieves, including:

New grants to investigate and prosecute retail theft from Asm. Juan Alanis, a permanent extension of California’s organized retail theft law from Sen. Niello, and a proposal to cover cargo theft under the organized retail theft law from Asm. Alanis.

“Retail theft is particularly devastating to NFIB’s small business members whose ability to absorb inventory losses is razor thin,” said National Federation of Independent Business California State Director John Kabateck. “California’s business community and taxpayers deserve an end to this scourge and the time to get it done, is now.”

“As a career deputy sheriff, I have seen our law-enforcement agencies work tirelessly to adapt to the ever-changing mandates imposed upon them,” said Assemblyman Juan Alanis. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in supporting our law-enforcement agencies’ efforts, protecting our communities and businesses once again.”

Other attendees at the event included: Sutter County Supervisor Karm Bains, Assemblyman Tri Ta (R-Westminster), Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel), Assemblywoman Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach), Assemblywoman Kate Sanchez (R-Rancho Santa Margarita), Assemblyman Bill Essayli (R-Corona), Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Assemblyman Devon J. Mathis (R-Tulare), Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach), Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murietta), and Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield).

Sacramento County Legal ads  Click on this image to learn more about placing legal ads in the Messenger Publishing Groups publications
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent - Memorial ads  Click on this image of a Peace Lily to learn more about placing a Memorial ad in the Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent  Arrest Records  Click on this image of Police Tape to read a listing of recent arrests in the Rancho Cordova Area
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent  Donated to support local journalism  Click on this image to donate to the Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent to keep local journalism alive
Sacramento - Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent  Make the Rest of your life the Best of your life Click on this image of a mature couple to find resources and articles for mature singles
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Click on this ad to find archives of past Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent  newspapers
Vote Republican in 2024
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Grapevine Independent  Image of fresh food Click on this ad for KP International Market to go to their website
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Click on this ad for First US Community Credit Union to be taken to their website
Sacramento Rancho Cordova Click on this ad for Cogir of Stock Ranch Senior Living Facility to learn more about their services
Sacramento Rancho Cordova Click on this ad for Pinnacle Employee Services to learn more about their HR Payroll and Benefits services for businesses
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Click on this ad for American River Chiropractic to learn more about their Chiropractic Memberships
Sacramento Rancho Cordova Call 916-728-5812 to learn more about Superior Landscaping Services company
Sacramento Rancho Cordova Image of Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra Click on this ad to learn more about Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra schedule and buy tickets
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Image of Sacramento River Cats Baseball Team Click on this ad to learn more about River Cats Baseball schedule and to buy tickets
Sacramento  Rancho Cordova Image of Giant Hamburger and Milk shake  Click on the image to learn more about jaspers Giant  Burgers and to view a menu
Sacramento  Image of the Milky Way Click on this ad to learn more about the programs and events at Aero Space Museum of California and to buy tickets
Sacramento   Click on this ad to learn more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation An organization helping disabled Veterans and Homeless veterans find housing and support
Upcoming Events Near You

No Events in the next 21 days.