CARSON CITY, Nev. Sept. 2, 2014—Small businesses suffer the most when workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance fraud are not aggressively prosecuted, and for that reason its representative association today announced its endorsement of Adam Laxalt for attorney general.
“Adam Laxalt is aware of the legal issues that confront small businesses and supports legislation to help reduce workers compensation and insurance fraud,” said Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “He also is willing to support improvements in the investigation and prosecution of deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud. We will be encouraging our members to support Mr. Laxalt this November.”
In a fax poll of its membership, 87 percent of respondents voted to endorse Laxalt over Ross Miller. Today’s endorsement for Laxalt was made by NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee. Laxalt also scored 100 percent on a survey NFIB/Nevada sent to candidates running for state offices. Miller chose not to respond.
The nation’s largest and leading small-business association, NFIB has 330,000 dues-paying members across America, including 2,000 in Nevada. Brief, bulleted, single pages of information on what a small business, its five distinctions from a big business, and the power of the small-business vote can be found here.
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/Nevada
140 Washington St. #150
Reno, NV 89503