Sen. Webber recognized for 100% small business support

Sen. Webber recognized for 100% small business support

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Michael Webber was among a small group of lawmakers recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) on Feb. 27 for their work to reduce tax burdens on small businesses, support for the redevelopment of brownfield sites, and opposition to measures that stifle relationships between employers and employees.

“In many ways, Michigan’s small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy,” said Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “Everything we do in Lansing to support the growth of small businesses has a positive impact on the economic development of our state and the prosperity of all Michiganders.”

SBAM recognized lawmakers with a 100% voting record on the matters most important to small business owners, including:

  • Support for bills that would have permanently lowered Michigan’s income tax rate, and bills to exempt delivery and installation from Michigan sales and use taxes.
  • Opposition to measures that would institute mandates and create obstacles between employers and employees, including the repeal of Right to Work and Michigan’s prevailing wage law.
  • Votes in favor of anti-discrimination measures to protect Michigan’s residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Support for measures to promote economic growth in Michigan through redevelopment of brownfield sites.
  • Opposition to bills that will implement new energy mandates and increase rates for small businesses and other ratepayers.

“The voting buttons in the Capitol have an immense impact on the operations of small businesses throughout Michigan, and those pressing them need to have their finger on the pulse of what policies will hinder their growth and success rate,” said Brian Calley, SBAM president and CEO. “While we have bipartisan recognition of many of the issues we work on to support and grow small businesses, only a handful have a clear understanding of how punitive some of these policies are, and how much government overreach could harm them.”


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