As far as I know, no one has seen the nitty gritty of President Obama’s jobs proposal (as outlined in yesterdays speech), because legislation to implement the proposals has not yet been offered. According to articles published after the speech in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle, we do have estimates of the dollar amounts involved. (more…)
Following is a recent press release from the office of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
June 2, 2011
Governor Bentley Praises Legislature for Passing Full Employment Act of 2011
MONTGOMERY- Governor Robert Bentley today praised the Alabama Legislature for today’s passage of the Full Employment Act of 2011. The Governor introduced the Act in March as his centerpiece legislation to help small businesses hire employees. The Full Employment Act of 2011, sponsored by State Representative Blaine Galliher and State Senator Arthur Orr will provide a one time tax credit to small businesses who hire additional employees. (more…)
Details from the CA Governor’s May Budget Revision, released yesterday, are now hitting the news. What we thought was potentially good news for the state’s enterprise zone program (based on Friday’s leak), is not what we are hoping for. As you consider this news, do not simply assume Governor Jerry Brown’s proposals will be adopted.
We’ve already seen legislators supporting the enterprise zone program from both sides of the political aisle. Governor Brown’s proposals, on the other hand, are draconian and unlikely to sway many into supporting his anti-enterprise zone views. (more…)
The federal Small Business Encouragement Act – HR 1663, if it were to become law, would offer the largest federal hiring credit available today. Here’s the release from the website of Rep. Allen West (FL-22). (more…)
According to a press release issued today by Californians for Jobs and Safe Communities, the California Republican Party passed a resolution this weekend urging Republican legislators to:
vote to oppose the elimination of the California Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program and look for further ways to expand tax credit programs to spur economic growth.
The party held its spring convention this weekend in Sacramento. According to the press release, the resolution received unanimous support from Republicans in committee during the convention on Saturday. (more…)
Last week, the Fresno City Council passed a formal resolution opposing California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate California’s Enterprise Zone program. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s office then released the following statement. (more…)