Senator Stone Receives Perfect Score from Leading California Business Group

Thursday, October 13, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Jeff Stone (R-La Quinta) has received a perfect score for his votes to support California’s job-creating community according to the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA).

The CMTA listed nine critical pieces of legislation that were important to the state’s manufacturing community, and Senator Stone voted each time to support the organization’s position on these measures that ranged from workplace rules and regulations to tort reform to changes that would open up the workers’ compensation system to fraud and abuse.

“When I consider bills to support or oppose on the Floor of the Senate, I’m not looking to curry favor with one group or another.  I’m simply trying to do what is right for the families in my district to make it possible for them to get good paying jobs that can put food on their table.  I’m proud that the CMTA has been a strong advocate for working families, and I only wish that more of my Senate colleagues would have joined me in voting against laws that will continue to force businesses to leave the state,” said Senator Stone.

In making its scorecard announcement, the CMTA’s Michael Shaw said in a letter to Senator Stone, “We appreciate your interest in making California a more competitive environment for manufacturing jobs.”  He went on to say, “CMTA is ready to work with you to help create a more predictable and competitive place for manufacturing investments.”

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 CMTA and to learn more about the impact these laws have on small business, please visit www.CMTA.net.