All members of the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus have been awarded the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award.
The award recognizes each legislator’s commitment to job creation and improving the Illinois business climate for small employers. It is based on nine key issues such as prevailing wage, employee classification, pension reform, workers' compensation, reduced filing fees, and opposing costly new mandates on small independent contractors.
In receiving the honor, Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno said “Small businesses are the backbone of this country and this state. It is important that we continue to encourage them to grow and expand here in Illinois by adopting public policies that allow them to do so.”
The NFIB Guardian of Small Business award is granted when at least an 80 percent voting record is achieved. This goal was reached by the entire Senate Republican Caucus during the 2013-14 legislative session.
NFIB is Illinois' largest small-business association with over 11,000 dues-paying members representing a cross section of the state’s economy.