Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state's largest and oldest organization representing taxpayers, in its 2015-16 Voting Record.
“It's humbling to be recognized by a nonpartisan organization like CalTax that is dedicated to fiscal responsibility and government efficiency,” said Bates. “We both understand that at the end of the day, legislators prove their commitment to protecting taxpayers through the votes they cast, and not the words they say. I will continue to fight for a government that makes more efficient use of the tax dollars it already has in its possession.”
Bates said that measures to raise taxes and to make it easier to raise taxes only add to California’s reputation as a hostile place to do business. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Californians have to work harder than the residents of 44 other states to pay their total tax bill each year (federal, state and local).
In addition to her 100 percent CalTax score, Bates also received perfect scores from the National Federation of Independent Business and California Manufacturers & Technology Association for her votes related to job creation.