As a business owner and farmer, I know how government gets in the way of those who want to create new jobs.
Backed Tax Incentives to Create New Jobs. As a legislator, I worked to enact tax incentives to help create new California jobs,
keep jobs in state and relocate jobs here.
Building a Green Economy. Authored legislation to provide income tax credits to encourage construction of more environmentally sensitive buildings and encourage economic growth in green jobs.
Authored Workers' Compensation Reforms. Wrote reform package to fix California's broken workers' compensation laws, reduce fraud, save tens of thousands of jobs and cut costs for state employers by billions of dollars.
Named California's Hi-Tech Legislator of the Year Three Times by the AeA and also earned the "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2009 for his service and commitment to the Hi-Tech Industry.
Create More Green Jobs. To create new jobs and protect the environment, America must foster a new energy economy that creates jobs by developing new energy technologies here in the United States. Investment in this new economy should be encouraged through tax incentives that will help attract new venture capital