STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) has received one of the highest possible ratings for his consistently pro-business voting record from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small business. The organization has a specialized understanding of what legislation would promote or harm small business growth.
This year's scores were determined by floor votes that the state legislators made on key small business issues. The NFIB identified and analyzed the vote totals on nine bills that had a direct effect on small businesses, including bills regarding:
"Indiana has seen great success in attracting new employers-nearly 1,000 businesses have committed to create jobs in Indiana since 2005-due to our healthy business climate," said Rep. Turner.
"The votes we take on employer issues directly affect expansion and relocation decisions, which in turn directly impact Hoosier jobs. I intend to continue voting with entrepreneurs in mind. I fully believe that the success of private enterprise will lead us out of this recession."
Currently, 85 percent of all Hoosier employers are small businesses. According to the US Bureau of Labor, Indiana is currently tied with Utah as one of the top states for private sector job growth for 2010.