Grove Says Democrats Impose another Tax Increase

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SACRAMENTO – Even with a $22 billion surplus California Democrats passed Assembly Bill 91 which will raise $1.9 billion in new taxes on small businesses.

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement:

“On one hand, Democrats say they are providing a $220 million savings for small businesses, yet on the other, they are increasing taxes on small businesses by $1.9 billion dollars. The last thing Californians need is another tax increase especially when we have a $22 billion surplus. Small businesses need our help to keep their doors open and this will only hurt them,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

Menawhile, in the State Assembly, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte took to Facebook to highlight the trailer bills being passed out of the legislator which includes a tax on phone bills to upgrade on the 9-1-1 system.

As you know, we passed the budget last week but we are still passing over a dozen budget trailer bills to implement how that money is spent. We should get back to the basics and spend first on core government services before expanding or creating new programs. This budget fails to do that. However, the good news is that we were able to stop the water tax and instead we are using existing resources to provide clean and safe drinking water to all Californians. That’s a huge win for the residents of our state. Unfortunately, the Legislature passed a regressive tax to upgrade our 911 system. This upgrade should have been funded using General Fund dollars instead of increasing fees on telephone customers.

How they voted:

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
06/17/19 (PASS) Senate Floor 27 10 3 Assembly 3rd Reading AB91 Burke et al. By Mitchell Urgency Clause
Ayes: Allen, Archuleta, Atkins, Beall, Bradford, Caballero, Dodd, Durazo, Galgiani, Lena Gonzalez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Hurtado, Jackson, Leyva, McGuire, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Portantino, Roth, Rubio, Skinner, Stern, Wieckowski, Wiener
Noes: Bates, Borgeas, Chang, Grove, Jones, Moorlach, Morrell, Nielsen, Stone, Wilk
No Votes Recorded: Dahle, Glazer, Umberg
06/17/19 (PASS) Sen Budget and Fiscal Review 12 5 1 Do pass
Ayes: Beall, Durazo, Hurtado, Leyva, McGuire, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Roth, Skinner, Stern, Wieckowski
Noes: Jones, Moorlach, Morrell, Nielsen, Stone
No Votes Recorded: Umberg
04/11/19 (PASS) Assembly Floor 54 13 13 AB 91 Ting Assembly Third Reading
Ayes: Aguiar-Curry, Bauer-Kahan, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chu, Cooper, Daly, Eggman, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kamlager-Dove, Limón, Maienschein, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O’Donnell, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Smith, Mark Stone, Ting, Weber, Wicks, Wood, Rendon
Noes: Bigelow, Brough, Dahle, Flora, Fong, Gallagher, Kiley, Mathis, Melendez, Obernolte, Patterson, Voepel, Waldron
No Votes Recorded: Arambula, Berman, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Cooley, Cunningham, Diep, Eduardo Garcia, Lackey, Levine, Low, Mayes

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