NFIB/Kansas Endorses Brownback for Second Term

TOPEKA— Governor Sam Brownback received the endorsement Friday from the National Federation of Independent Businesses in his bid for a second term.

Speaking from Jackson’s Greenhouse and Garden Center, Dan Murray, state director of NFIB/Kansas, praised policies enacted during the Governor’s first term to encourage small businesses to start and grow in Kansas.

“Governor Brownback has kept his promise to help Kansas’ small businesses,” Murray said. “His commitment to reduce taxes, pass sensible regulations and clear a way for small businesses to grow and create jobs make him the clear choice for governor.”

Brownback said Kansas is seeing good results from efforts to remove taxes on small businesses, including one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

“Small business is the heartbeat of Kansas,” Brownback said. “Small business is what you grow if you want to grow the economy.”

Dave Jackson, owner the greenhouse, introduced the governor. Jackson said his business was adding a 9,000-square-foot growing area as a result the tax policies enacted during Brownback’s first term.

Jackson said the leadership by Governor Brownback had encouraged him and other business owners to go forward.

“We are headed in the right direction,” Jackson said.

Murray said the Brownback administration had helped small businesses by allowing them to expense certain investments in equipment; reforming the worker’s compensation and unemployment insurance systems; stopping the irresponsible expansion of Medicaid and making it easier for small businesses to find and keep affordable health insurance

NFIB has 4,200 members across Kansas. The organization’s endorsement comes from the NFIB/Kansas SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Kansas’ membership.

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