ST. PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) today was named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business—Minnesota (NFIB).
According to the NFIB, legislators had to demonstrate a supportive voting record for small businesses during the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions in order to receive the prestigious recognition.
This included standing up against $2.1 billion in new taxes and new health care policy that increases insurance premium costs. Rep. Loon also led the charge to successfully repeal three job-crushing business-to-business taxes that were implemented in 2013.
“Small businesses are the engine behind our economy. For Minnesota to continue its economic recovery, we need to implement smart policy that encourages businesses to grow and expand here,” said Rep. Loon. “I am pleased to be recognized by NFIB for my efforts to protect businesses from over-burdensome taxes, regulations and red tape that make it harder to flourish and create stable, good-paying jobs.”
“Representative Loon is a real friend of small business and we are happy to announce that she has earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Mike Hickey, State Director.
NFIB is the state’s largest small business group, with 13,000 members statewide.