Baker honored by independent business owners

First Posted: 9/29/2014

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), have announced that Senator Lisa Baker (20th) has been named to the Guardians of Small Business list for her outstanding voting record on behalf of Pennsylvania’s small-business owners in the 2013-2014 session of the General Assembly.

“Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote,” said NFIB’s Legislative Director Neal Lesher. “While many lawmakers claim to support small business, the NFIB voting record proves that these lawmakers were true and consistent advocates for small business. When Mom-and-Pop companies succeed it will lead to a stronger Pennsylvania economy and more jobs.”

The award is given to senators and representatives who voted favorably on key small-business issues at least 75 percent of the time. The voting record includes only votes on small-business issues, not all of the votes cast during the session. The key issues include health care, legal reform, private property rights, competition and a variety of tax measures. According to the group’s scorecard, Baker voted with small business 100 percent of the time on the organization’s key issues.

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