component of the Chamber's mission is to communicate the views
of the business community to our elected officials. The Governmental
Affairs Council identifies, prioritizes and recommends policy
to our Board of Directors for those issues that affect our local
economy, business environment and our quality of life in the
San Bernardino area.
Enterprise zones work; don’t mess with them
By BOB DUTTON
Enterprise zones are proven job creators, help small businesses expand and save the state’s general fund millions of dollars each year. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the program was misguided, and his new idea to “reform” it is equally devastating to the tens of thousands of Californians desperate to find work during this recession.
The enterprise-zone program was created by the Legislature to give employers incentives to hire people receiving government assistance or who, for some reason, have difficulty finding employment. Enterprise zones empower people by giving them a private-sector job, taking them off taxpayer-funded services and giving them long-term job stability.
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Dutton Authors Legislation to
Stop ADA Lawsuit Abuse
I recently introduced emergency legislation, Senate Bill 783, to stop unscrupulous lawyers who are using the
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to strong-arm businesses out of thousands of dollars with the threat of a lawsuit. Read more ...