Monday, August 15, 2022

Nelson recognized for supporting small businesses

Senator Nelson confers with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in the Senate.

For the fifth straight legislative session, State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, received a 100% voting record for supporting small businesses on a range of issues, from property tax reform to workforce development, by the Texas Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.

“The Texas economy is roaring because we understand what works for businesses. We keep regulations low, maintain a predictable business environment — and generally try to keep government out of the way — so that Texans can dream big,” Nelson said. “I am proud of my record of supporting the business community, and I will continue working to keep Texas the number one state for small businesses.”

For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan and member-driven, according to a news release from Nelson’s office.

“Senator Nelson is a true friend of Texas’ small business community,” said Annie Spilman, NFIB’s state director for Texas. “She has shown our members that she will do everything she can to create and maintain an environment where entrepreneurs and small, family businesses can expand and create jobs.”

Before session, all NFIB-Texas members are polled on issues affecting their business, their employees, and ultimately the state’s economy, the news release said. The ballot results help formulate the NFIB-Texas legislative agenda, which is circulated and discussed with each member of the Texas Legislature.  Out of the Texas Senate, 14 members — including Nelson — and 58 members of the Texas House, earned a 100 percent NFIB voting record.

Nelson represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton counties. She is Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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