SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 3087 by Assemblyman Brough (R-Dana Point) on a 39 to 0 vote that streamlines and improves the contractor exam process while saving the state money. It will go to Governor Newsom for his consideration. Assemblyman Brough authored AB 3087 in partnership with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).
Sacramento - Assemblyman Bill Brough has re-issued a letter to request an audit of TCA by the California State Auditor over continued concerns regarding financial inconsistencies and the use of public dollars.
“I was interviewed by the Grand Jury last September and could not talk about the investigation. Because of my legislation, AB 1273, to stop toll road planning efforts, I was the subject of personal attacks by toll road proponents that cost me my job. Now, the Grand Jury came to a number of findings, but the main one is they should pay down their debt and sunset operations,” said Brough.
Sacramento - The Orange County Grand Jury has released a critical review of the Transportation Corridor Agencies, titled “Are They Taking Their Toll On Orange County?” The report concluded that “given the duplicative activities and expenses of both JPAs and the fact that the missions leading to their founding have essentially been accomplished (especially the SJHTCA which finished building its single road in 1998 and other than adding planned expansion lanes, has no other plans whatsoever to expand its route structure), the Grand Jury concludes that as envisioned in the founding legislation, both agencies should concentrate their activities on efficiently operating their network, expediting redeeming all bond debt, and complying with 2005 California S
Sacramento – The California Assembly unanimously passed AB 3087 authored by Assemblyman Bill Brough (R- Dana Point), where the bill now heads to the Senate. The bill will help Californian’s seeking their contractor’s license and results in state savings at the Contractors State License Board.
The license contractor industry greatly supports AB 3087 that would allow CSLB the ability to contract with a third-party vendor to administer examinations. The CSLB is the only Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) board or bureau that leases testing centers throughout the state for the administration of its licensing examinations to applicants.
On Monday, the Assembly Budget Committee conducted an oversight hearing on Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 coronavirus plan, as well as Newsom’s emergency powers and the $7 billion he has spent on measures so far....“The need to get accurate information to the constituents about what was happening was tough,” pointed out Assemblyman William Brough (R-Dana Point)...
The circumstances that have been created by the COVID-19 crisis pose a daunting challenge for all of us. In many cases, this crisis has taken a serious financial toll on Orange County households and businesses. In response, several Federal and State programs are dedicated to providing support to our employers and the Orange County workforce through the challenges of COVID-19.
FINANCIAL HELP FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:
Federal Assistance – CARES Act
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