01.7.21 Legislators Support Keep California Working Act

Excerpted from The Escalon Times 

Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) have unveiled new coalition supporters and legislative details of the Keep California Working Act. The unveiling came during a virtual press conference.

The Keep California Working Act, otherwise known as Senate Bill 74, is a bipartisan small business relief package spearheaded by Senators Andreas Borgeas and Anna Caballero, and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. The bill invests $2.6 billion (or 10 percent of California’s projected windfall) in grants for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

The Keep California Working Act has garnered significant momentum in the Legislature with new co-authors signing on to the bill in recent weeks. A total of 41 legislators, or more than one-third of the entire California Legislature, are now supporting the measure. This milestone signifies an opportunity for the Legislature to work together on small business and non-profit relief efforts.