JOBS AND THE ECONOMY
As a small business owner himself, Senator Ed Hernandez knows the everyday challenges facing small businesses. He believes that while government can create the right environment to foster business growth and economic opportunity, it is still businesses that create jobs. Senator Hernandez also believes that a rising tide lifts all boats. That’s why he:
Championed Investment in workforce development and job-training, vocational and career technical programs that help make California the ideal choice for businesses who need skilled workers.
Helped advance some of California’s landmark worker protection laws that improve working conditions and ensure workers receive a fair and livable wage, including the gradual increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.
Worked to implement incentives that keep business here in California and attract new businesses to the state.
Voted to support reliable retirement savings for 7 million Californians.
Embraces policies that recognize the vital importance of our state’s agricultural industries, promote and protect California’s farms, and expand our exports out of state and throughout the world.
Supported reforms that ended unscrupulous nuisance ADA-based lawsuits that hurt small businesses.
Continues to work to harness the innovation of California’s new high-tech economy to bring even more new, high-skill, high-wage jobs to our state.
Voted for and continues to support infrastructure investments that improve California’s local roads, highways, bridges, ports, airports, light rail and transit systems to help reduce traffic, improve commerce, create good paying jobs, and improve local communities’ quality of life.