SACRAMENTO - Today, small businesses are receiving a helping hand as portions of the legislative measure authored by Republican Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) are incorporated into the state budget. Senator Borgeas and members of the California State Senate Republican Caucus, who are coauthors of this bipartisan measure, have been pushing the Governor and Legislative Democrats to provide additional help to California’s devastated small business community.
In a win for Republicans and bipartisanship, Democrats agreed to include some of the proposals from Senator Borgeas’ Senate Bill 74, which would provide more than $2 billion in immediate economic relief for struggling small businesses and non-profits. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senate Republicans have advocated for more immediate economic relief for job creators and remained committed to strengthening opportunities for small businesses.
“Throughout the pandemic, efforts to provide small businesses with much-needed assistance have fallen short. I am pleased that the Governor joined Senator Borgeas and Senate Republicans in providing relief for small businesses that are the economic engine of California. Senator Borgeas has worked tirelessly to garner support from the business community and legislature, and thanks to his leadership, we have a bipartisan solution to help California’s small businesses decimated by the Governor’s ever-changing COVID policies,” said Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
“I want to thank my colleagues who coauthored SB 74 and the organizations that support the bill,” said Senator Borgeas.
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