Small Business Reacts to Governor Brown's Final State of the State

Date: January 25, 2018

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Disappointed by glaring omission of small business from speech

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National Federation of Independent Business/California
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Small Business Reacts to Governor Brown’s Final State of the State
Disappointed by glaring omission of small business from speech

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 25, 2018 – Following Governor Jerry Brown’s final State of the State address, NFIB California State Director John Kabateck issued the following statement on behalf of our 22,000 dues-paying small business members:

“With California being ranked the worst state in which to do business more than 10 years in a row, home to the nation’s highest income tax, sales tax, gas tax, and one of the most hostile legal climates, NFIB/CA was troubled to hear more about high-speed rail and the Governor’s commitment to do ‘everything in his power’ to protect the recent gas tax increase, while failing to mention small business even once in his speech.

“While we appreciate the Governor’s rhetoric and tone toward fiscal restraint and responsibility, we wish to see more policies to support these words, rather than more taxes and spending. Although the Governor’s final State of the State address left much to be desired for small business, we hope to provide the insights of our 22,000 small business members to the Governor and Legislature in the year ahead.”

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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB has 325,000 dues-paying members nationally, with over 22,000 in California. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. To learn more visit www.NFIB.com/california

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