News & Opinion

07 Jan
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Proposition 13 and Small Business Under Attack– Again

If proponents have their way, a surcharge will be placed on properties leased by millions of “mom and pop” small businesses across the Golden State very soon. Petitions are being circulated now to put a measure on the November ballot ...

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26 Dec
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Merry Christmas! Now, can we talk about Donald Trump?

BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO ccadelago@sacbee.com Ryan Clumpner was chatting with his wealthy aunt at a recent holiday gathering when the subject inexorably turned to politics. “Somehow, she ended up going on a lengthy monologue about how rich donors have ruined democracy ...

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21 Dec
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New Laws to Impact California Business on January 1, 2016

Following a very active legislative session in 2015 many new laws are set to take effect on January 1, 2016. California business owners/operators should prepare themselves for the changes these new laws will bring with the new year. The following ...

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10 Dec
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APAPA's 2015 Enduring Friendship Award

Grateful to the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) and Founding President C.C. Yin for presenting me with APAPA’s 2015 Enduring Friendship Award at their holiday mixer this week. I’m proud to collaborate with APAPA in efforts to ...

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09 Dec
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Climate Change: The Paris Summit

Let’s not allow small business and jobs to be the casualties of ill-conceived climate change policy. Our leaders present (Obama, Brown) and past (Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg) have converged in Paris to focus on climate change. There were numerous proposals and sweeping ...

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20 Nov
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Spotlight On John Kabateck, founder, Kabateck Strategies

John Kabateck took an entrepreneurial leap in July, launching his own public affairs firms after stepping down as the longtime executive director of the California chapter of National Federation of Independent Business. Now operating as a team of one, Kabateck ...

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10 Nov
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With Change of the Guard, Will the California Castle Protect Small Biz?

This so-called “downtime” each year in Sacramento never fails to create an aura of awkwardness, discomfort and uncertainty among a good many. With the Legislature adjourned until January and the Capitol area relegated to a virtual ghost town, there’s a ...

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14 May
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Head of NFIB stepping down to start public affairs firm

The executive director of the California chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business is stepping down at the end of June to start his own public affairs firm. John Kabateck, 47, plans to launch Kabateck Strategies, a Sacramento public ...

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18 Mar
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Dubious legislation in full bloom this spring

Spring is near, and the smell of ink drying on new legislation permeates the air in Sacramento. With more than 2,400 pieces of legislation introduced during this session, there are plenty of opportunities for our elected representatives to put forth ...

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19 Nov
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