Dahle, on why she opposes tax increases and costly regulation on businesses, school choice
SACRAMENTO, Calif — On June 3, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) and other Assembly Republicans were successful in stopping legislation advanced by the majority party in Sacramento they say would have imposed a costly excise tax on firearms, and several bills proposing more burdensome environmental regulation and red tape on businesses.
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“Despite the fact that California is ranked one of the worst states to do business in the nation and we have one of the highest costs of living, the super majority in Sacramento continues to push forward legislation that would make matters worse,” Dahle said yesterday in a release.
“Even in the wake of an international pandemic when our businesses are hanging on by a thread, the majority party continues to push forward bills that aggravate these issues,” she explained; saying, “I have, and will continue, to oppose legislation that makes it harder for businesses to survive in our state, and tax increases on our already over-taxed constituents.”
The following bills were successfully stopped on the Assembly floor:
- AB 1395 would have imposed more misguided environmental regulations that are unachievable.
- AB 1223 would impose an excise tax on firearms and ammunition.
- AB 1371 would ban the use of certain packaging materials by small and large online retailers, dramatically increasing the cost to businesses and consumer prices.
“For now we have stopped these bills,” Dahle continued; adding, “But we must remain vigilant to stave off further attempts by the majority party that will only make life more expensive for Californians.”
Another Assembly Bill Dahle has strongly opposed and worked to block is AB 1316 (O’Donnell), regarding school accountability and choice, financial and performance audits and charter school contracts.
After the Bill died on the Assembly Floor, on June 3 Dahle wrote in-part, “AB 1316 takes the completely wrong approach to education reform, and would effectively constitute a ban on nonclassroom-based charters through its incredibly restrictive mandates, enrollment caps and deep funding cuts.”
“Now is the time to stand with our children and their families, who need educational options as they are trying to do what’s best for their students in unprecedented times,” she continued. “Especially in rural communities with limited broadband access, parents are desperate for options for their children and non-classroom based charters offer an educational model that is in high demand. AB 1316 would eliminate this flexibility.”
Click here to view Dahle’s full statement in opposition to AB 1316, when it was heard in the Assembly Education Committee on April 28.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle represents the 1st Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Butte and Placer counties, along with Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou counties.
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