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    Advance Look at NFIB’s 2020 Legislative Agenda | The Power of the Small Business Vote

    The quiet in the State Capitol belies a whirlwind of activity taking place as if the Legislature weren’t out of session. To get a glimpse of the job ahead, California’s leading small-business association today publicly released its legislative agenda for 2020.

    “Assembly members and senators may have departed for the year, but we haven’t throttled back on the educational, lobbying, and coalition-building activities we’re working on in preparation for their return January 6,” said John Kabateck, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “To rest is to get trampled.”

    Paragraph descriptions of the following top seven small-business issues can be read here.

    • Preventing Further Loss of Work for Independent Contractors
    • Stopping a Sales Tax on Services
    • Protecting Proposition 13 from Legislative and Ballot Box Assaults
    • Reforming the California Consumer Privacy Act
    • Curbing Lawsuit Abuse from the Private Attorney Generals Act
    • Eliminating the Minimum Franchise Tax
    • Pushing for Passage of a Flexible Workweek

    Would you or your editorial board be interested in having John Kabateck or Policy Director Shawn Lewis stop by for a visit to give fuller background on the issues affecting small-business owners in your readership, listenership, or viewership area? Feel free to contact them directly at the addresses above, or let Senior Media Manager Tony Malandra work with you to set up a time at 415-640-5156, [email protected]

    Click here to view NFIB’s 2019 legislative accomplishments and check out The Power of the Small Business Vote.

    Keep up with the latest California small-business news at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CA or on Facebook @NFIB.CA


    For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

    921 11th St. Ste. 400
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Twitter: @NFIB_CA
    Facebook: @NFIB.CA  

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