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National Federation of Independent Business/California
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NFIB Congratulates 2017-18 Class of Legislators
Small business welcomes new members and hopes for collaborative session
SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 6, 2016 – Following the swearing in of the 2017-18 class of legislators, NFIB California extended its welcome to new and returning members of the California State Senate and Assembly.
“To all members of the California Senate and Assembly, both those we endorsed and those we did not, we extend our sincere congratulations and offer our collaborative spirit as many issues critical to small business are debated in the coming legislative session,” remarked Tom Scott, NFIB/CA State Executive Director. “We are also pleased that 84% of our endorsed legislative candidates were elected to serve in the Senate and Assembly this cycle, and we hope these members champion various small business issues this session.”
“Small business owners feel they are at a crossroads in California with rising labor costs and economic uncertainty. How this legislature decides to move forward, especially with the new 2/3 supermajority party in both houses, has the potential to have major consequences on the engine of our economy: small business. We extend our research and the insights of our 22,000 small business owners to any and all legislators who are concerned with helping small businesses own, operate, and expand their operations in this state,” added Scott.
Click here to view NFIB California’s 2016 PAC-endorsed candidates.
Click here to view NFIB California’s final The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly bill list from the 2015-16 legislative session.
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 350,000 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