Chamber Emphasizes Business Priorities in Meeting with Assembly Member Cervantes
At a recent Governmental Affairs Council (GAC) meeting, the Chamber hosted Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes as the guest speaker, who discussed a number of legislative priorities that will impact local businesses and the economy by reallocating judges to the region, expand tax credits for small businesses, and securing funding for the new Air Resources Board facility.
Specifically, Assembly Member Cervantes highlighted a number of bills she has either sponsored or co-sponsored with other legislators, including SB 38 which aims to provide funding for four new judgeships in the Inland Southern California region. Together with Assembly Member Cervantes, the Chamber will work to acquire and retain this funding. She also discussed how AB 162, which she authored, works to expand tax credits for small businesses. Furthermore, the bill makes it easier for businesses to fall under the category as a “small business”, thus increasing the number of businesses who will receive the tax credit.
The meeting also featured a discussion on a number of important issues, such as: growing employment opportunities for the spouses and families of military personnel, improving access to maternal mental health services, providing rebates for the purchase of clean, reused vehicles, and transportation. Moreover, the Chamber and Assembly Member Cervantes agreed on the importance of working collaboratively to ensure that the new Air Resources Board facility in Riverside – which represents a nearly $400 million economic impact and hundreds of jobs – continues to receive funding.
Monthly GAC meetings are the quintessential way for Chamber members to stay informed on the issues that impact job growth and economic prosperity for local businesses. The Chamber will continue to meet with business leaders and local, state, and federal elected officials to advocate on behalf of business interests. For more information, contact Andrew Sall at 951-683-7100 Ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.