Assembly Bill 5 is easily one of the most destructive bills I have seen during my tenure in Sacramento, and definitely the bill with the most far-reaching and consequential impacts on California workers. Passed last year and now California state law, AB 5 severely limits independent contracting, costing thousands of workers not only their jobs but their means of supporting themselves and their families.

HESPERIA – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) honored Make Your Business Grow as the Outstanding Small Business of the Month.

Angela Sorrel started Make Your Business Grow, an online company that serves businesses throughout the High Desert, in March of 2016. It specializes in social media marketing that includes logo and website design to ensure that a business’s brand is consistent throughout its online presence. Angela also provides graphic design and printing for small businesses.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced today that he has received the Rural Leadership Award from the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) at their annual reception held in Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Budget Committee Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year:

“I am pleased with the Governor’s decision to continue building our budget reserves, but we must be wary of committing to more ongoing spending and do more to prepare for an economic slowdown. The more we increase state spending today, the more tough decisions and program cuts for critical services we will have to make in the future -- ultimately hurting the very Californians we are trying to protect.