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Sacramento, Calif.- ย– Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, today announced that he has received a perfect score on the California Chamber of Commerce’s Job Creator Report Card for the 2009 legislative season.

Gaines voted in support of three measures that encourage investment and create new jobs in California. In addition, Gaines opposed 8 bills in the Assembly labeled by the Cal Chamber as ‘job killer’ bills, which is legislation that negatively impacts California’s competitiveness and job climate if they were to become law.


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 ‘As a small business owner, I work hard to bring a pro-business, pro-job approach to Sacramento,’ Gaines said. ‘The Cal Chamber has a long record of advocating for small businesses as the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California and I am pleased to support them in helping to bring jobs to our state.’

The Cal Chamber’s annual legislative report card is designed to help Californians determine how state legislators act on major business and job legislation, and holds elected officials accountable for anti-job votes.

For the 2009 legislative season, 19 total bills in the legislature were used to evaluate and grade voting records. Most bills deal with increased costs and regulation on small businesses.

‘California businesses are already facing burdensome regulations and dealing with increased costs,’ Gaines said. ‘We need to be doing what we can as legislators to promote job creation and help lower the cost to do business here in California.’