SACRAMENTO: California’s oldest watchdog organization on tax and other public finance issues has awarded Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) with one of its highest vote rankings for the 2013 legislative year. The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) awarded a score of 92.9 percent to Senator Huff for his leadership and votes on tax and spending issues that benefitted California’s business climate. CalTax has represented the interests of California taxpayers for more than 86 years.
“I am deeply honored by this recognition and attention to my efforts to make California a better place for families, business and job creators,” said Senator Huff. “California’s stubbornly high unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, which means the Legislature should be focusing on measures designed to bring new business and new jobs to our local communities.”
Senator Huff was cited by CalTax for his efforts to oppose bills that sought to impose new taxes that would have driven up the cost of real estate in California (SB 391) and authorized counties to increase car taxes to fund anti-theft programs (AB 767). He was also recognized for his votes to reform the structure of bonds, including capital appreciation bonds, that are issued by school and community college districts (AB 182) and his support for job-creating tax credits for California’s motion picture industry (AB 1173).
Senator Huff’s final ranking score was based upon his support or opposition to 14 different measures that were identified by CalTax as “bills that would have a lasting impact on California’s tax structure, and would affect economic certainty, equity, transparency and the complexity of California taxes.”
“Senator Huff has been a vocal proponent of efforts to improve our state’s tax policies and economy, and he has backed up his words with votes,” said CalTax President Teresa Casazza. “His voting record during the 2013 legislative session proves that he supports good tax policy and has strongly supported efforts to strengthen California’s economy.”
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Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.