Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was given a 100% score by the National Federation of Independent Businesses/California (NFIB/CA) for his voting record in 2012. The NFIB released their scorecard ranking state legislators on their voting record on bills that support California’s small businesses. Senator Cannella also authored one of the bills, SB 1327, that was included in the scorecard.
“As a small business owner, I believe there is much the state government can do in order to strengthen the environment to allow small business to grow,” said Senator Cannella. “I am truly honored that NFIB not only recognized my voting record, but highlighted one of my bills. I look forward to working to improve the business environment for small business in 2013.”
In recent years, many different surveys and organizations have named California’s business climate as one of the worst in the nation due to issues such as high regulatory costs and high levels of state and local government debt. These problems all negatively affect the economy but perhaps those hardest hit are small businesses. There are approximately 3.4 million small businesses in California, representing 99.2% of the state’s employers and 52.1% of California’s private-sector employment.
"Senator Cannella has been a strong proponent of California’s small businesses since joining the Senate,” said John Kabateck, Executive Director of NFIB/CA. “We look forward to his continued support during the 2013 legislative session.”
Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses.