FIX THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

  • End Nepotism at the BOE. Connie will lead the fight to clean up an agency that has been plagued by nepotism, wasteful spending and corruption.
  • Protect Proposition 13 and keep property taxes down.
  • Prosecute Corruption. Support efforts to fully prosecute corrupt officials who abuse the public trust.

A PROVEN TAX-FIGHTER & FISCAL CONSERVATIVE

  • Killed Billions in New Taxes. As Assembly Republican Leader, Connie helped kill billions in new taxes.
  • Held Republicans together in 2011 to block the extension of the 2009 taxes, providing $1000 in tax relief for the average family of 4.
  • Support repeal of the $52 billion car and gas tax hike.
  • 100% rated the California Taxpayers Association
  • 100% rated by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
  • Rainy Day Reserve. Led successful efforts to Establish a “Rainy Day” Reserve for the state budget.

FOUGHT WELFARE FRAUD

  • Stopping Welfare Fraud. Helped create a new fraud prevention program that requires fingerprinting and background checks for service providers and recipients to save state government tens of millions of dollars.

CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE

  • Outlawed Pay Raises for Politicians During Budget Deficits.
    Backed a new law to outlaw pay increases for state politicians when the state has a budget deficit. Source: SCA 8
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Boards and Commissions. Supported legislation to save millions of tax dollars by eliminating boards and commissions. Source: AB 20xxxx
  • Stand up to Cronyism by Demanding Competitive Bidding. Supported legislation, to require state departments to contract out to the lowest responsible bidder.
    Source: AB 21xxxx

FIGHTING FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESSES

  • Connie is a small business owner who was 100% rated by the National Federation of Independent Business
  • Incentives to Create Good Paying Jobs. Supported a measure to give a competitive edge to companies that are creating jobs for Californians – rather than ones that simply do business here. Source: AB 15 xxx
  • “New Hire” Tax Credit. Supported a targeted tax incentive that helped small businesses create new California jobs in the coming two years. The measure gave California small businesses a $3,000 income tax credit for each new, full-time employee hired. Source: AB 15xxx