Posts Tagged: John Kabateck

News

Retail theft a big concern this election season

A man shoplifts a pair of jeans at a clothing store. (Photo: Monstar Studio, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Shoplifting and stealing are becoming a bigger problem in California, which is why small businesses are showing interest in two statewide ballot measures that deal with crime and justice. Proposition 20 seeks to strengthen consequences for serial theft, while Proposition 25 is a referendum on the Legislature’s no cash bail law.

Opinion

Patronize small businesses, save the economy

A local tavern without customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Rick Menapace, via Shutterstock)

OPINION The federal government and California Gov. Gavin Newsom are taking steps to help small business in this time of dire danger, but ultimately it will be individual citizens as consumers who must save the national and state economy.

Podcast

Capitol Weekly Podcast: ‘Kabatalks’ and AB 5

Brian and John Kabateck

Another Kabatalks  episode of Capitol Weekly’s pod, wherein two brothers working opposite sides of the political spectrum discuss issues of the day. John Kabateck is a lifelong Republican and longtime spokesperson for the National Federation of Independent Businesses in California. Brian Kabateck is a lifelong Democrat and the former head of the Consumer Attorneys of  California.

Podcast

Capitol Weekly Podcast: Kabatalks!

Brian and John Kabateck

Brian and John Kabateck visit the podcast to answer the question on everyone’s lips: what is Thanksgiving like for two brothers who are on opposing sides of nearly every political fight in the state? John Kabateck is a lifelong Republican and longtime spokesperson for the NFIB; Brian Kabateck is a lifelong Democrat and the former head of the Consumer Attorneys Association.

Opinion

Small businesses key to California’s economic health

Two customers order lunch at an artisan bakery in Oakdale. (Photo: James Kirkikis, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: The start of the new year also brings a new governor and a new Legislature, which provides opportunity for Californians to set new goals and expectations of our elected leaders in Sacramento. Small business owners, especially, have much at stake in the halls of the state Capitol, with many new opportunities and challenges ahead in 2019.

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