NFIB-Wisconsin: Wisconsin Governor Walker talks with small business owners on NFIB teleforum

Contact:Bill G. Smith at (608) 255-6083

Jack Mozloom at (609) 989-8777

MADISON (March 31, 2011)– Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke to small business leaders from around the country this afternoon on a special teleforum hosted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

“Wisconsin has been at the center of the nation’s attention for several weeks and the budgetary issues being debated in Madison have implications for small business owners everywhere,” said state Director Bill G. Smith. “We are very pleased that the Governor took the time to address questions from our members and brief them on the policy challenges in which they have an interest.”

NFIB, which is the country’s largest advocacy group for small business owners, invited all of its 12,000 members in Wisconsin to participate in the call as well as members in other states where governors and lawmakers are dealing with huge budget gaps that are best addressed by cutting spending rather than raising taxes on small businesses.

“Governor Walker has been very aggressive on the issues that our members have in common around the country, such as legal reform, tax and regulatory policy, health care and long-term job growth,” said Smith. “Small business owners rarely have the access or the time to be briefed in this way by important policy makers, so this was a very important opportunity for our members.”

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NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. More information can be found at