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Brady named 'Champion of Free Enterprise' by state chamber of commerce

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[October 25, 2008]  SPRINGFIELD -- State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, has been named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his support of legislation designed to strengthen the state's jobs climate.

During the 2007-2008 session of the General Assembly, the 44th District senator's votes closely reflected the chamber's position on bills it selected as representing the business community's consensus attitude.

HardwareTodd Maisch, chamber vice president of government affairs, says the Champion of Free Enterprise Award is designed to help the business community identify those state legislators, like Brady, who have shown a commitment to helping the Illinois economy stay strong.

Brady earned 100 percent ratings for the 2007-2008, 2005-2006 and 2003-2004 legislative sessions.

"The Illinois Chamber looks at legislators' votes on key issues we think are important to the business community," Maisch said. "Such ratings give business owners a better idea of lawmakers' support for employers, jobs and the economy. It is important for us, in turn, to support legislators like Sen. Brady who have shown a commitment to a healthy business climate and jobs growth."

Measures used in the rating process include tax incentives for employers, insurance coverage for employees and environmental initiatives.

[Text from file sent on behalf of Sen. Bill Brady by Illinois Senate Republican staff]


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