SMALL BUSINESS ENDORSES HACKBARTH IN PRIMARY
St. Paul (July 28, 2016) –Minnesota SAFE Trust announced their endorsements today in several key races. The political action committee formed by Minnesota’s most influential small business group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), enthusiastically endorsed Representative Tom Hackbarth today in his primary race.
“Over the years, Representative Hackbarth has made many critical votes for small business and has truly shown his level of appreciation for the contributions our members make to Minnesota’s economy,” said Minnesota NFIB State Director Mike Hickey. “Rep. Hackbarth understands that small business is the lifeblood of Minnesota’s economy and has consistently fought for the men and women of the small business community.”
Not only has Rep. Hackbarth received the endorsement, but thanks to his perfect 100% voting record for the small business community, he will be awarded NFIB’s coveted Guardian of Small Business award.
Rep. Hackbarth has voted for many bills that were beneficial to the small business community. Some of the highlights include:
– Voted to conform Minnesota’s estate tax exemption to the federal level
– Voted to significantly reduce business property taxes by eliminating the state general portion of the business property tax.
This would give companies a 20-30% reduction on a large fixed cost and make us instantly competitive on this issue.
– Supported legislation for employers that provided a one-time $258 million dollar unemployment insurance tax credit that will reduce taxes for most businesses by 27-29%
– Voted to hold the line on state spending which gave Minnesota the third smallest state budget increase in the last 50 years.
“Rep. Hackbarth has been a true ally for the small business community and we are urging business owners and constituents in district 31B to take the time to cast their vote for him in the August 9th primary,” concluded Hickey.
Please note that Hackbarth’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.