From the Office of Sen. Nancy Jacobs:
Recently, the Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG), awarded Sen. Nancy Jacobs their coveted John Shaw award for her 92% lifetime pro-business/jobs rating. This award is presented by the MBRG “in recognition of legislative achievement on business issues that foster the free market system in Marland.”
To receive the John Shaw award, a legislator must have scored at least a 70% over the four-year period prior to the election. In the 2007-2010 cycle, only 14 of 47 Senators received the John Shaw award.
Sen. Jacobs’ 92% rating was tied for second highest lifetime in the Maryland State Senate and tied for first highest when counting only those Senators whom have served at least two full terms.
The Maryland Business for Responsible Government’s “purpose is to inform Maryland’s business community, elected officials and the general public about the political and economic environment needed to foster economic development and job creation in Maryland.
MBRG is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce and individuals.” The organization’s co-chairs are Ellen Sauerbrey and Marvin Mandel.
Senator Jacobs commented on her award:
“Fixing our economy starts by creating an environment in which small businesses can thrive and create jobs. This means reducing the tax burden on working families and small businesses, streamlining bureaucratic red-tape and supporting common-sense free market reforms.
Unfortunately, our business community has been beholden to a monopolistic anti-business agenda of the current Governor and his cohorts in the legislature. I hope to see the ranks of the MBRG Roll Call grow in 2011 and to see favorable legislation toward job creation that can lay the foundation for a strong economic future for Maryland.”