Gusto Head of Government Affairs testifies before the California Senate regarding the New Employee Credit

Steve Abbott

On March 8th, 2023, Gusto’s Head of Government Affairs testified before the California Senate Governance and Finance Committee during an Oversight Hearing focused on the barriers for employers to utilize the New Employee Tax Credit, an incentive for ERs to hire workers from target populations, such as SNAP recipients and ex-offenders.

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Steve Abbott is the Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Gusto. In his role, he leads a cross functional team that designs and executes a public policy strategy that advocates for a robust ecosystem for small business formation and growth, and promotes employee financial health and wellness. Prior to Gusto, Steve spent 10 years at the Pew Charitable Trusts leading government relations for projects focused on promoting family economic stability. Steve also has experience working for Congress and was a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations advising them on public policy. Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
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