SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- Rocklin, announced Jan. 29 that the nation’s top advocate for small businesses and job creation, the National Federation of Independent Business has recognized her, for the second consecutive year, with a 100 percent pro-business rating based on her 2012 voting record.
“Receiving high marks on the NFIB scorecard, for the second year, is especially meaningful to me. As a small businesswoman, I have seen first-hand how overregulation and frivolous lawsuits can negatively impact business. This rating highlights my efforts over the past few years to encourage job creation and economic recovery,” Gaines said.
The National Federal of Independent Business is the leading advocate for small businesses in California and across the country. The 2012 NFIB legislative scorecard ranked the voting records of state lawmakers on issues of importance to small businesses in California, such as imposing expensive new mandates and higher costs and taxes that make it more expensive for small businesses to stay in operation and retain jobs here.
In 2012 Gaines worked with her colleagues in both the Assembly and Senate to put California jobs first by proposing several common-sense measures to help lower costs to do business, reform out-of-control ADA lawsuit abuse and put in place incentives to encourage small businesses to come back to California.
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties.