By Parimal M. Rohit
Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, received a perfect score of 100 percent on the California Taxpayers’ Association legislative “Report Card” last week. The “Report Card” indicates a lawmakers’ level of support of California taxpayers.
“I am extremely proud to receive this rating from such a great organization,” said Smyth. “I will continue to fight so Californians can put more of their hard earned money in their pockets.”
The first-term assemblyman participated in several legislative efforts to earn the perfect score. Smyth endorsed Senate Bill 990 ensuring cleanup of a former field lab, introduced another bill to build a state park at the site of the field lab, and coordinated a backpack donation benefit for the Assistance League, among other activity.
Serving as the state’s non-partisan watchdog on tax and other public finance issues, the California Taxpayers’ Association has represented taxpayers for over 80 years.
“Legislators who score 100 percent on taxpayers’ issues are standing with the people, and they deserve recognition for fending off the vocal special interests that believe the government should be taking even more of our money,” said Teresa Casazza, acting president of the California Taxpayers’ Association.
The Cal-Tax Record, as it is commonly referred to, is compiled annually to provide Californians with a valuable tool to determine how state legislators acted on major tax and fiscal legislation, and to hold elected officials accountable for anti-taxpayer votes. The report is available online at www.caltax.org.