NFIB’s biennial voting record reveals friends of small business in deeds, not just words
CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 24, 2022—Nevada’s leading small-business association today released its voting record on state legislators for votes taken during last year’s session, a biennial gauge aimed at showing the true friends of Main Street enterprises.
“You’d be hard pressed to find a state legislator or congressional representative anywhere in the country who doesn’t claim to be a friend of small business,” said Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), “but NFIB’s voting records reveal the true allies from the fake friends.
Nevada lawmakers were graded on their votes on 11 bills taken in both the Assembly and Senate, and one vote on a bill taken in just the Assembly. Only one lawmaker, Sen. Ira Hansen, scored 100%; eight had scored in the 90 percentile, 13 in the 80 percentile, and three in the 70s. The worst voting record of the session was 8%.
“We completed the Nevada voting record late last year but given this new era of pandemic special sessions across the country, we thought we’d sit tight until a comfortable period of time had elapsed to publicize it, so we didn’t have to go back and revise it. We were cautious because a huge number of people rightfully place a great deal of stock in our congressional and state voting records as the true measurement of small-business support.”
A brief description of the 12 bills and every legislator’s vote on them can be read here.
Keep up with the latest Nevada small-business news at www.nfib.com/nevada, where this news release can also be found, or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_NV.
For almost 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.