Turzai Named Legislator of the Year by National Business Group
By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recognized PA House Majority Leader Mike Turzai yesterday with its 2010-11 Legislator of the Year award, the organization’s highest honor.
“Over the last two years, while many lawmakers were looking for taxes to raise and programs to expand, Mike Turzai organized a bipartisan group of lawmakers to stand against higher taxes and spending,” said NFIB state Leadership Council member Warren Hudak during a presentation ceremony as part of NFIB’s Small Business Day at the state Capitol event.
“The product of that work was a state budget which kept spending flat and helped his Republican colleagues take control of the state House in a landslide election last November. That is a record of accomplishment that we all can be proud of. And it’s the reason why Mike Turzai is NFIB’s legislator of the year for 2010-11.”
NFIB also praised Turzai’s spending policies, calling him “one of the Legislature’s most consistent supporters of lower taxes and a streamlined regulatory system for small businesses.”
Though not officially a partisan organization, the NFIB has strong ties to Republican legislators in PA and across the country. The group did not endorse a single Democrat in a contested election for PA House last year.