Senator Neil Anderson’s pro-business voting record has earned him the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
“Small business owners are the driving force of the state’s economy, so it’s not an exaggeration to say they are absolutely critical to the state’s fiscal well-being and future growth,” said Anderson. “One of the most important ways lawmakers can help small businesses in Illinois is to pass a balanced budget, accompanied by structural reforms to aid Illinois’ employers.”
The most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators, the award is given in recognition of lawmakers’ efforts to help small businesses thrive by advancing a legislative agenda that supports the growth of well-paying jobs in Illinois.
“Not only is it imperative to provide our employers with consistency and stability, but we must also make every effort to reduce the bureaucratic red tape and burdensome regulatory environment that has made it more difficult to do business in Illinois,” Anderson noted. “This must be a critical component of any legislative agenda if we are to grow the state’s economy and create more, good-paying jobs in this state.”
The NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that acts as “The Voice of Small Business,” representing the interests of small, independent business owners and protecting their rights to operate and grow their businesses.