Vidak votes 100 Percent with CalChamber on 'Job Killer' Bills

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) has voted eight out of eight times with the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) to oppose measures that would kill jobs in the state, according to a recent CalChamber interim job killer vote record report.

Vidak voted against job-killer bills that put up barriers to affordable housing, cause burdensome environmental regulation, increase labor costs and spur lawsuit abuse.

Two of the bills Vidak opposed are:

  • SB 32 (Pavely; D-Agoura Hills),  which would adopt further greenhouse gas emission reductions for 2030, resulting in increased gas and electricity costs for businesses.  High energy costs make California businesses less competitive, discourages economy development and kills jobs.

  • SB 3 ( Leno; D-San Francisco), which would arbitrarily impose a potential 50 percent hike in minimum wage by 2022 and automatically adjust minimum wage beyond 2018, resulting in many small businesses possibly having to reduce employee hours or laying off workers.

Nine job-killer bills remain alive for consideration before the legislative session ends on Aug. 31.

To see CalChamber’s “2016 Senate Vote Record on ‘Job Killers,’” click here.