Sen. Dave Schatz’s Weekly Column for Aug. 31

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Recently it was announced by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) that I achieved a 100 percent voting record in both the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions.

We all know small business is what drives Missouri’s economy. Keeping revenue local not only encourages job growth and development in our own area but also helps spur positive economic effects for the entire state. It is a win-win situation anytime you support a local business. By supporting small business we are supporting working families and the community.

In a press release the NFIB noted:  “Sen. Schatz has stood up for Missouri’s employers and job creators time and time again on important issues such as tax reform and unemployment insurance,” Brad Jones, state director for the NFIB said. “Our members appreciate the efforts of Dave Schatz to help grow our state’s economy and create jobs.”

To achieve a 100 percent NFIB voting record, the guidelines state the lawmaker voted in support of small business on issues such as:

  • Small-business tax reductions;
  • Unemployment reform;
  • Tort reform; and
  • Labor law reform.

I am proud to receive a 100 percent rating from the NFIB, as it proves my dedication and support of Missouri’s small business owners. As a small businessman and a NFIB member, I know that small businesses drive our economy and the best way to expand Missouri’s economy and job market is to ensure that small businesses are free to operate and expand. I will continue standing with our community and state’s small businesses.

Thank you for reading this weekly column. Please contact my office at (573) 751-3678 if you have any questions