Rep. Cabrera: AB 2 Makes Additional COVID Relief Necessary
MADISON – State Representative Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2 (AB2):
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across Wisconsin, I strongly believe we should target fiscal relief to the small businesses that are the lifeblood of our state’s economy. Under Assembly Democrats’ substitute amendment every PPP recipient would have received a deduction: 90% of Wisconsin businesses that received a PPP loan would have been able to deduct all of the expenses they paid for using PPP funds and the other 10% would have been able to deduct $250,000 of expenses paid for with PPP funds. Additionally, through the creation of a grant program, the substitute amendment would have provided direct and immediate financial assistance to small businesses who are worrying about whether they will be open six months from now.
I wish my Republican colleagues would have adopted our amendments to make AB 2 better. However, it’s unlikely Republicans are to change course. Therefore, I voted in favor of the bill because it will provide relief to some small businesses in my district. And, I believe it’s better to help some businesses than none at all. Nonetheless, I will continue fighting to secure direct, immediate COVID-19 relief to the families and businesses who are not getting it today but who still need our help.
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