NFIB California in the News 2024

Date: May 08, 2024

Spreading the small-business message throughout the state

The following is a sample of 2024 media coverage about NFIB California’s small-business agenda. This story will be updated as new stories are published. For media coverage from 2019 through 2023, scroll to the bottom. 
  • The Center Square, June 3—State Director John Kabateck shared his thoughts on Rubio’s closing 48 of its franchises with The Center Square for a story that ran in media across the nation, including in the New York Post and MSN Money.
  • KHTS-1220 AM Radio, May 23—State Director John Kabateck interviewed about small-business issues on the Santa Clarita-area station’s Ask Brien Show. Kabateck’s remarks start at the 5:20-minute mark.

  • California Business Journal, May 10—NFIB member Paul Cramer, vice president and general manager of Star Milling in Perris (Riverside County), calls the latest reporting requirements from the California Energy Commission “ludicrous and burdensome.”
  • The Epoch Times, April 24—State Director John Kabateck comments on a bill that would allow employees to “disconnect” from their employers after business hours.
  • The Center Square, April 11—The state’s new $20 an hour minimum wage rate for fast food workers is causing havoc with many small businesses not under the law, State Director John Kabateck tells the online news publication.
  • California Insider, April 12—State Director John Kabateck gave two interviews to the Epoch TV political show. In the first, he discusses the negative effects the state’s new minimum-wage rate for fast-food workers is having on small-business owners and franchisees. In the second interview, Kabateck gives his views on California’s ever-increasing rules and regulations.
  • The Pine, April 10—Online news site for Calaveras County publishes NFIB California’s news release on the latest Small Business Economic Trends report.
  • Lassen County Times, March 30—NFIB California Legislative Director Tim Taylor is quoted about the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act.
  • San Diego Union-Tribune, March 25—NFIB California Legislative Director Tim Taylor gives his opinion on why gas prices are on the rise again.
  • Lake County News, March 13—State Director John Kabateck is quoted in response to NFIB’s latest Small Business Economic Trends report.
  • Capitol Morning Report, February 29—NFIB’s news release announcing its Primary Election endorsements picked up by political industry’s must-read publication.
  • Lassen County Times, February 28—NFIB CA PAC’s endorsement of Megan Dahle for State Senate reported on.
  • The Center Square, Feb. 28—State Director John Kabateck comments on the exemption a friend of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s got from having to comply with Assembly Bill 1228, the new law boosting the minimum wage fast-food workers receive to $20 an hour. The Center Square story also in its subscribing media websites, Tracy Press; The Answer AM1170 in San Diego; Money, 105.5 FM in Sacramento; Just the News, and Newsbreak.
  • Contra Costa News, February 21—NFIB’s participation in a news conference about a package of bills that would help small business rebound covered in a news account. Story also ran in Golden Gate Media.
  • Sacramento Business Journal, February 1—In a lengthy article on retail theft, State Director John Kabateck says, “The issue is multifaceted, but I think now there is bipartisan agreement that Prop. 47, while perhaps well-intentioned, has backfired severely.”
  • Insurance Journal, January 31—Industry news site publishes NFIB California’s news release on member ballot results. 
  • Capitol Morning Report, January 30—The political industry’s must-read reports on the results from NFIB California’s 2024 State Member Ballot. NFIB’s news release also ran in the Tahoe Daily Tribune and the Sierra Sun among other publications. 

  • Lassen County Times, January 25—State Director John Kabateck is quoted on the findings in NFIB’s latest Small Business Economic Trends report. 
  • Elk Grove Citizen, January 9—Publication runs NFIB California’s news release announcing Max Ordonez as new chairman of its leadership council. 
  • The Community Voice, January 5—The news site for Rohnert Park (Sonoma County) publishes NFIB’s news release on the Top 5 Compliance Headaches for 2024. 
  • Santa Monica Daily Press, January 2—Online news site publishes CalMatters story on the new paid sick leave law taking effect, which it reports NFIB listed as one of its top five compliance headaches in the new year. Story also ran in San Jose Inside and other publications in the CalMatters network. 
  • Forbes, January 2—National business publication cites California’s new marijuana law as one of NFIB’s top compliance headaches for the New Year. 
NFIB California State Director John Kabateck talks with reporters after his testimony before the California Air Resources Board

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