SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- Roseville, today announced that she has received an "A" grade from the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's top advocate for small businesses and job creation, for her strong, pro-business voting record.
"As a small businesswoman, I am honored to have earned a high score on the NFIB scorecard, demonstrating that I have fought hard to protect business and jobs in our state," Gaines said. "One of my main priorities in 2012 is improving the economic climate in California for job-creating small businesses."
The National Federal of Independent Business is the leading advocate for small businesses in California and across the country. The 2012 NFIB legislative scorecard ranked the voting records of state lawmakers on issues of importance to small businesses in California, such as imposing expensive new mandates and higher costs and taxes that make it more expensive for small businesses to stay in operation and retain jobs here.
"In the weeks ahead, I will be working with my colleagues in both the Assembly and Senate to put California jobs first by proposing several common-sense measures to help lower costs to do business, reform out-of-control ADA lawsuit abuse and put in place incentives to encourage small businesses to come back to California," Gaines said. "Only by passing policies that lower costs for small businesses struggling to keep their doors open will we get our economy back on track."
To review the National Federation of Independent Business 2012 legislative scorecard, visit http://www.nfib.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qgjWx_OmS9M%3d&tabid=984.
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine Counties.