NFIB California Main Street Minute

Date: October 19, 2020

For the legislative and political week October 19-23

Welcome to the October 19 edition of the NFIB California Main Street Minute from your small-business advocacy team in Sacramento.

  • We begin this week’s report with two links for election junkies. How many votes will be cast by mail this election? This page on the secretary of state’s website provides some historical information, where you can see it was skyrocketing before the coronavirus. More technologically sophisticated counties, such as San Francisco, are tracking mailed ballots for this November’s election by the day and frequently updating their webpages with the latest. Click here to see what that looks like and check your county’s registrar of voters or elections department for what they might have.
  • NFIB California members should have received their 2020 Election Voter Guide by this time. Here are some quick links:
    • Click here to see a list of NFIB CA PAC’s state legislative endorsements
    • Click here to see NFIB CA PAC’s endorsements of ballot initiatives
    • Click here to see NFIB FED PAC’s endorsements for Congress (member log-in required)
    • Click here to see every state legislator’s voting record on 12 issues taken during 2019-2020 session of the California State Legislature
  • On Thursday, State Director John Kabateck sat down with reporters from The Epoch Times. The next day, he discussed Prop. 25 on The DeMaio Report on San Diego powerhouse radio station, KOGO-AM NewsRadio. This week he will be interviewed on KGO-AM in San Francisco.
  • You can listen to Kabateck’s interview on The DeMaio Report from our online story, NFIB California in the News, a representative sample of our media hits for the past two years. It’s the second bullet.
  • NFIB will record its fourth podcast today, a discussion on efforts to extend the state’s sales tax to services. Special guest: Anthony Pugliese, president and CEO of CalCPA.


  • From NFIB’s federal lobbyists: Negotiations between Secretary Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi continue, but it is highly unlikely there will be a [new PPP] deal before the election. Next week, the Senate will likely consider legislation to allow for second PPP loans (likely NFIB Key Vote) and the scaled down COVID-19 recovery legislation that received 52 votes a few weeks ago. These proposals are expected to fail, and the Senate will pivot to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Next Main Street Minute, October 26.



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