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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released its monthly Small Business Economic Trends report, showing a rise in the number of business owners who feel uncertain about the future.
Another legislative session has come to close here in California and, once again, lawmakers have let Californians down. Why? There is a fundamental issue that has been hurting our great state for many years that lawmakers simply refuse to address: lawsuit abuse.
The ins-and-outs of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, the perils of extending the state’s sales tax to services, the battle to stop the rollback of Proposition 13 property tax protections, and what California’s ballot propositions mean to small business were the topics of NFIB California’s first four podcasts.
California ’s new jobless claims dropped from 159,876 a week ago to 152,057 last week. Weekly claims increased by 1,649 in Arizona; 7,871 in Illinois; and 8,763 in Michigan. All three states have seen a recent rise in new coronavirus cases. Since California has historically seen many out-of-state visitors, the continuing pandemic and its economic effects nationwide are likely to hinder the recovery of the state’s tourism sector.
John Kabateck’s Radio Interview for POOR Magazine Regarding No on Prop 25
As a result of the CCP Virus pandemic, shutdown, and riots, many small businesses in California are not doing well.
Rex Hime, president of the California Business Properties Association, says the proposition will do little for education while having manifestly negative consequences for California’s economy, and John Kabateck, NFIB’s California state director, explains why Prop. 15 is a small-business matter and takes issue with proponents’ arguments that it’s not.
The suit filed Tuesday kicks off a legal fight between Washington and Silicon Valley that could have vast implications not only for Google but for the entire tech industry
State Director John Kabateck tells listeners of the The DeMaio Report why small business backing Proposition 25. Kabateck’s remarks begin at the 15:50-minute mark.