A Part Time Legislature Will Fix State Government

With the start of the California Legislature’s 2012 budget year, I will introduce legislation that will move the state legislature to part-time status and save taxpayers money. The bill will be introduced when the Legislature reconvenes in January. I’ve spent a great deal of time researching the most effective ways to improve government efficiency and […]

Small Businesses Need Certainty from Sacramento to Start Hiring Again

California employers are currently struggling through what has been
dubbed, "The Great Recession."  As a small businessman, I know first
hand just how hard government has made it to hire new workers.
Businesses large and small are trying to avoid layoffs. 

The latest
reports show very few are hiring, which is not a good sign in a time of
record unemployment.  The economy, stock market, and consumer spending
are all on a roller coaster.

What businesses need from Sacramento is certainty.  They need to know
that they’re not going to be saddled with new government mandates that
they can’t afford.  And they need assurance that their taxes won’t keep
going up if they start hiring new employees.  Small businesses are in
the Capitol every day pleading for relief from regulations. And they’re
fighting plans to impose new taxes and extend "temporary" tax hikes
passed last year.