NFIB’s biennial tally measures real friends of small business by deeds not words
SANTA FE, N.M., July 12, 2022—The state’s leading small-business association today released its biennial voting record on New Mexico legislators taken during the 2021-2022 session.
“This report card points out the consistent friends of New Mexico’s Main Street enterprises from those who are either rarely or occasionally helpful,” said Jason Espinoza, New Mexico state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association.
New Mexico’s state senators and state representatives were judged on their votes taken on seven bills common to both, three votes taken by just the House, and one vote taken by just by Senate. A list of the bills, a brief description of them, and every lawmaker’s vote on them can be read here.
Eleven of 42 senators and eight of 70 representatives scored perfect 100% pro-small-business voting records. The remaining senators had between 50% and 86% voting records and in the House, the lowest score was 38%, but 11 legislators were in the 90 percentile and eight were in the 80 percentile.
“The 2021-2022 session threatened to be a difficult one, but in the end, the bipartisan skew toward not doing any further harm to small businesses already besieged by inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions eventually won the day,” said Espinoza who pointed to the prevention of unemployment insurance tax increases and the passage of tax relief for pass-through entities as two of the more important results coming out of the Roundhouse.
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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 its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.
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