From: Scott Hauge
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 6:38 AM
To: Small Business California
Subject: IRS Stakeholder Liaison Staff List
Please find contacts if you have any questions about Federal tax issues. They also are available to meet with groups to discuss these issues and they welcome your email.
Things are relatively quite in Sacramento right now as the session is closed. Look forward to next year being a big year in the discussion of how to deal with the medically uninsured. The Governor has indicated that he will be making a major announcement on this issue at his state of the state message and Small Business California has been meeting with his point people providing the small business perspective.
Sam Wallace who was appointed by the Governor as the Small Enterprise Officer is working on a strategic plan to implement the Governors Executive Order S-11-06 to foster the greater utilization of Small Business in the states contracting for construction on transportation and highway related projects tied to the Governors Strategic Growth Plan.
The Executive order includes:
Creation of a Small Business Expansion Fund in the amount of $4 million from the Federal Highway Administration to guarantee up to $17 million in loans.
Legislative proposal for establishing a $40 million State Transportation Bonding Guarantee Program to assist small businesses in bidding on transportation projects.
This will be within the Business Transportation and Housing agency but our good friend Dennis Trinidad who is the states Small Business Advocate will also be working on the implementation of this Executive Order.
If you would like more information on this please contact me.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.