[r47] Rep. Foley Receives Perfect Score from (9/7/2010)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Start Date: 9/7/2010 All Day
End Date: 9/7/2010

STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville) received a 100 percent voting record with the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). 

The NFIB is a membership organization that focuses on the impacts of current and proposed state and federal legislation and its impact on small business. The NFIB has a specialized understanding of what legislation would promote or harm small business growth. 

The scores were determined by floor votes made by state legislators on key small business issues. The NFIB was able to determine nine bills that had a direct effect on small businesses. Some of the issues that the bills touched on were:

  • Age discrimination
  • Notice of business closure or mass layoffs
  • Asbestos
  • Nutritional information at food establishments
  • Improper classification of employees
  • Property tax caps
  • Unemployment contribution rates

Many of the issues that affect small businesses often never make it to the House floor for a vote; some key issues are decided in committees.

"I support small business and will vote for small business growth," said Rep. Foley. "It is my goal to help facilitate a climate that promotes job growth in Indiana."

Currently, 85 percent of all Hoosiers are employed by a small business with less than 20 employees. 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.

"Private sector job creation is a priority," said Rep. Foley. "As long as I am a legislator, I'll continue to work to make Indiana a leader of business growth, development and prosperity."