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Sen. Brady named 'Champion of Free Enterprise' by state chamber

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[September 15, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, has been named a 2011-2012 "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his support of legislation designed to strengthen the state's job climate.

Legislators earning Illinois Chamber ratings averaging 85 percent or better over the previous two General Assemblies qualify for the Champion of Free Enterprise Award. Of the 177 members of the Illinois General Assembly, only 14 senators and 18 representatives qualified this year for the biennial award.

Chamber President and CEO Doug Whitley says the ratings are designed to help the business community identify those legislators, like Brady, who have made special contributions in the defense of free enterprise and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans.

"Legislators that received the highest ratings this year demonstrated a commitment to employer issues. They demonstrated a serious commitment to government reforms that are essential to reversing our state's negative image for excessive political corruption and anti-business policies," Whitley said.

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Issues used in the rating process are taxes, workers' compensation and environmental policy.

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

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