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
Bill Brady by
Illinois Senate Republican staff]