CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 5, 2014—Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s voice of small business, made the following comments today on last night’s election results.
“The defeat of the margins tax is a big victory for small business. It would have been a devastating tax to small businesses hoping to grow in Nevada.
“Nevada voters said no to Question 3 by a huge margin, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about education. The Legislature enacted some educational reforms last session, and it needs to continue to move in that direction, while also ensuring adequate funding, so that our students get the education they need.
“I hope that the shift in leadership in the Senate and the Assembly means we can finally change our outdated overtime laws, amend our horrible construction defect law, and restore the home-based business exemption for the state registration fee to encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses.”
Small business has a huge stake in the outcome of this midterm election, because there is still no broad-based recovery among the Main Street enterprises that employ the majority of working Americans and generate almost every new job—and a big reason for that is political. NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members across the nation, including 2,000 in Nevada.
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