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  • 33 Legislators Earn Guardian of Small Business Certificiates 33 Legislators Earn Guardian of Small Business Certificiates The lawmakers earned 100 percent NFIB voting records during last year's back-to-back legislative sessions.

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  • Update on the Governor’s IMPROVE Act Update on the Governor’s IMPROVE Act Here's what's happening with Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to pay for road improvements.

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  • Small Business Issues

  • NFIB Expands NFIB Expands "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" Bill List Today NFIB California updated and expanded "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" bill list, which identifies pending legislation that will have the greatest impact, either negative or positive, to the 3.5 million small businesses across California.

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  • Issues Facing NFIB/Oklahoma Issues Facing NFIB/Oklahoma

    Stopping a new sales tax on services and labor

    • State legislators have recently suggested a new tax on services and labor as a way to bring revenue into the state. It would fall squarely on the shoulders of small business to collect and remit this new tax, and we will fight to oppose it.

    Opposing employer mandates

    • Raising the state minimum wage, requiring companies to offer paid leave, and forbidding employers from conducting thorough background checks on job applicants would create unfair and unnecessary hardships on small businesses. 

    Saying 'no' government 'bounty-hunter' auditors

    • Legislation prohibiting state agencies from hiring private companies to enter your business and audit your books recently failed to advance. Business owners shouldn't be subject to unannounced audits by private companies claiming to represent the government.

    Protecting property rights from unfair asset seizure and forfeiture

    • Law enforcement can seize a business owner's assets merely at the suggestion of wrong-doing. The property rights of a small business owner must be protected and fought for.

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