Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) was recently named one of New York’s top small-business-friendly legislators, according to rankings released by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). McLaughlin was proud of the recognition but acknowledged that more work needs to be done for New York’s small business climate.
“I appreciate that an important organization such as the NFIB has recognized my accomplishments in the legislature,” McLaughlin said. “I take pride in fighting for Capital Region small businesses and my voting record reflects that. Most of the time there’s a family behind that small business, and what matters to me is making sure that family can pay their bills and afford a high-quality education for their children.”
The NFIB is an independent organization that advocates for small businesses and a more fertile environment for economic growth in New York State. The organization examined the voting records of all New York State legislators on eleven bills during this year’s legislative session. Topics of the bills included minimum wage, unemployment and healthcare, among other things. McLaughlin has years of experience as a successful businessman and is running for re-election in the Assembly’s 107th District, which includes parts of Columbia, Washington and Rensselaer Counties.
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer,
Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s campaign website.