Friday, February 19, 2010

SBA Loan Funds/ Washington Meetings

It looks like the stimulus money for 7a and 504 will run out Monday. The SBA will go back to the queue system. Expect a big drop off in loans starting next week.

I will be going to Washington on Sunday and meeting on Monday with Speaker Pelosi’s staff, Congresswoman Speier’s staff, Senator Boxers staff and Senator Snowes staff on this issue.

On Wednesday Assemblyman Mark Leno agreed to carry Small Business California’s bill to have sales tax charged to manufactures of asphalt and concrete who compete with contractors on road work. This means they have a 6% plus bid preference when they bid on this work. Small contractors have been fighting this for about 20 years and went nowhere without Small Business California’s help. Thanks to all of you that sent letters to Senator Leno’s office in August.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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