SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Peru), has received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award. The award is based on nine key issues such as prevailing wage, employee classification, pension reform, workers’ compensation, reduced filing fees, and opposing costly new mandates on small independent contractors. Senator Rezin earned a 100% voting record for legislation involving small businesses.
“Our economy is driven by small businesses, which is why it’s so important that we protect them from over-regulation and provide an environment in which they can grow,” said Senator Rezin. “I’m extremely grateful to have received this honor from the organization that speaks for our small business owners.”
The NFIB Guardian of Small Business award is granted when at least an 80 percent voting record is achieved. This goal was reached by the entire Senate Republican Caucus during the 2013-14 legislative session.
NFIB is Illinois’ largest small-business association with over 11,000 dues-paying members representing a cross section of the state’s economy.