Nielsen, Logue get high scores from small-business federation
Two North State politicians have earned perfect scores from the National Federation of Independent Businesses for their 2012 voting records.
Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica, and Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, were recognized by the federation on Wednesday.
"As a small-business owner myself, I understand the critical role that small businesses play in California's economy," Logue said in a statement. "I am honored to be recognized by such an outstanding organization as the NFIB and appreciate all the work they do in advocating for small business and strengthening our economy."
Nielsen said small businesses are the economic engine of the state.
"Together, they account for nearly half of the private-sector jobs. Of the new private-sector jobs, 64 percent are generated by these independent businesses," he said in a statement.
The federation's California Voting Record is developed by selecting 13 key bills proposed by the Legislature that affect small businesses based on the federation's member policy priorities.