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I’ve been one of the most effective legislators in California when it comes to creating new jobs.

My work to cut red tape, and support the solar and aerospace industries, have created thousands of local jobs.

This year, I authored legislation to create a Commission on Aerospace which would advise the Governor and Legislature on issues of importance to the business community – focusing on business climate, workforce development, and new technologies.

Additionally, I wrote a bill that would create a new category of companies (microbusiness) which have a total annual income of $150,000 or less and would lower the annual minimum franchise tax for these companies from $700 a year to $100. This reduction will give real fiscal relief to owners of small businesses.

I also secured funding in this year’s budget to help small business owners “green” their businesses through the California Green Business Network.

California Small Business Association