Thursday, July 22, 2010

Michaela Wins Suit/ Jobs Now

For the SF recipients of this email decision was made this morning by the court to uphold Michaela Alioto Pier’s laws suit allowing her to run in November. She therefore will be running in District 2.

This morning I attended and event for Jobs Now. To date 3620 San Franciscans have been hired through the Jobs Now program. Over 700 employers have used the program and it is estimated that $55 million in wages have been pumped into the SF economy.

I have always said this was a great program. Early on I was critical of its implementation by the City. My issues and those brought forth by other by other small businesses were addressed by Trent Rohr working closely with Tony Lugo. I would like to say publically that they were very responsive and really made it a program that SF can be proud of. Thank you Trent and Tony.

I would also like to applaud the Mayor for his leadership and making this the best program of its kind in the US. Thank you Mayor Newsom.

A big thanks to Speaker Pelosi and Mark please pass on our appreciation .

Now we all need to work to get funding continued beyond September 30. I will be working with a few Senators around the country. Senators Feinstein and Boxer are on board and I want to thank them for their help but quite frankly we need support from Republican Senators. For the Board members of NSBA that receive this email can you help us in your states. Nationally over 200000 people have been hired and we are looking for $2.5 billion. It is expected this will be taken up after recess.

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

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