Senator Stone Receives 100% Ranking from Leading State Taxpayer Organization

Friday, October 14, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Jeff Stone (R-La Quinta) voted 100% in line with taxpayers according to a new legislative scorecard released by the California Taxpayers Association, the state’s largest and oldest organizations representing taxpayers.

Cal Tax examined 32 separate pieces of legislation that was considered during the past two years, and Senator Stone was a consistent supporter of taxpayers. On issues ranging from sales tax increases to minimum wage increases to anti-business legislation and increased regulations, Senator Stone stood with Cal Tax.

“Taxpayers pay too much.  Businesses are over-regulated.  Government is inefficient and needs to do a better job.  When I cast my votes on the Senate Floor, I’m always asking myself ‘is this a bill that helps people find work and lets them keep more of what they earn?’.  I’m proud that Cal Tax has taken it upon itself to put together a substantive scorecard that shows who the real pro-taxpayer legislators are and am honored to have received a 100% ranking from them,” said Senator Stone.

As a small business owner of a compounding pharmacy, Senator Stone has seen firsthand the impact of over-regulation, high taxes and a generally anti-business climate created by laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. 

“I’m working in the State Senate to make sure my children, grandchildren and all families in California have a state they can afford to live in with good paying jobs.  I’ve lived the California Dream, and I’m working hard to make sure future generations have the same opportunities I did when I started my first business over 30 years ago,” concluded Stone.

For a description of the pieces of legislation cited by the Cal Tax and to learn more about the impact these laws have on taxpayers, please visit www.CalTax.org