LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Patrick Colbeck has been recognized for his support of small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an advocacy group representing America’s small and independent business owners.
“We are delighted to recognize Senator Colbeck,” said Charlie Owens, state director of NFIB in Michigan. “Clearly he understands the important role that small business plays in providing jobs and economic development in his community.”
NFIB maintains a record of votes on issues relevant to small businesses, such as governmental red tape, regulatory burdens and tax policy. Sen. Colbeck scored a 90 percent positive record for the 2017-2018 session, one of only 38 House and Senate members to score 90 percent or above.
“I’m honored to be acknowledged by NFIB for my small business voting record,” said Colbeck, R-Canton. “The independent business owners of our state are the backbone of our economy as well as a huge source of job growth and technological innovation. Creating a policy environment where these job providers can prosper is part of my duty as a representative for the people of Michigan.”
The full 2017-2018 NFIB Voting Record will be posted to the NFIB website in August. For more information on the specific votes that were considered, go to the Michigan page on www.nfib.com.