Larry Taylor Named “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business

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Contact: Matt Welch (512) 417-8084; [email protected]


Rep. LARRY Taylor named “champion of free enterprise”

by THE texas association of business

– Receives Highest Legislative Award from Statewide Group –

 AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 2, 2012) . . . State Representative Larry Taylor (R – Friendswood) was named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) at the group’s annual conference in Austin this week.  The award, the highest legislative award bestowed by the statewide organization, is recognition of Rep. Taylor’s strong pro-business, free enterprise and low-tax voting record during the 2011 Session of the Texas Legislature.

“The 2011 Session was one of the most difficult in recent history,” said TAB President and CEO Bill Hammond.  “Because of the budget challenges, lawmakers, like Representative Taylor, faced a lot of hard decisions, but thankfully the majority stuck with the plan of trimming spending and holding the line on taxes.  Because of the work of Representative Taylor and the others, Texas’ jobs climate remains strong.”

Rep. Taylor said, “I’m proud of the role we played in ensuring a strong business climate.  Texas is leading the nation in economic resurgence and stability and we are weathering these tough economic times better than any other state.  Our success is due to our conservative leadership, our commitment to opposing new taxes and our dedication to solving impediments to private sector growth.”

The Texas Association of Business is the “voice of business” in Texas.  Founded in 1922, the Texas Association of Business is a broad-based, bipartisan organization representing more than 3,000 small and large Texas employers and 200 local chambers of commerce.

The full TAB report on the 82nd Legislative Session can be found by clicking here.