Small Business Reacts to Senate Passage of SB 100 (De Leon)

Date: August 29, 2018

NFIB members urge Governor Brown to veto reckless energy mandate

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NFIB in California
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Small Business Reacts to Senate Passage of SB 100 (De Leon)
NFIB members urge Governor Brown to veto reckless energy mandate

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 29, 2018 – Following the passage of Senate Bill 100 (De Leon) by the State Senate today, NFIB’s California State Director John Kabateck issued the following statement on behalf of our 20,000+ dues-paying small business members:

“California is already home to the most aggressive renewable energy goals and climate change legislation in the nation, which has a clear and direct impact on utility rates of all energy users. Small businesses in California are struggling from a piling-on of additional costs from a rising minimum wage, expanded sick leave mandates, and additional labor regulations.

“For these reasons, it’s no surprise that California was recently ranked 48th in the nation for our extremely high ‘cost of doing business’ in the state. California commercial ratepayers already pay a premium of 68 percent for electricity and 73 percent for natural gas over the national average, and Senate Bill 100 will only make energy in California more expensive.

“Mandating 100% renewable electricity in California without any regard to cost to struggling small businesses and working families is reckless, which is why we strongly urge Governor Brown to veto SB 100.”

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