01.7.2021 State bill aimed at helping small businesses, nonprofits gains momentum

Excerpted from ABC 7

By Tony Cabrera 

"Our small businesses and their employees need help and they need help now," said Rep. State Sen. Andreas Borgeas of the Central Valley.

State lawmakers spoke about SB 74 Wednesday, a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his own stimulus program that included small businesses. Co-authors say they plan to work with the governor's office for the best and most urgent solutions.

"Thousands of our local small businesses have already closed their doors forever and hundreds of thousands more are teetering on the brink right now," said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, a Democrat out of Orange County.