State Rep. Tom Morrison Named Champion of Free Enterprise by Illinois Chamber of Commerce

State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his voting record in support of the Illinois business community. Morrison also won the award based on his voting record in 2015-2016.

“It is a privilege to accept this award,” said Morrison. “Illinois needs a healthy economy to survive and thrive. My votes on behalf of those who create jobs and drive our state’s economy are reflected in this award. As a third generation small business owner, I appreciate the opportunity to be an advocate in the legislature.”

When scoring, the Chamber was looking for a “no” vote on the 32% tax increase, proposed red tape for call center operators, an electricity rate increase, expensive regulations to Internet web site operators, a $15 minimum wage, a gross receipts tax on investment management services and insincere workers’ compensation reform. The Chamber was looking for a “yes” vote on legislation that bring Illinois to the forefront of 5G Internet, state preemption of autonomous vehicles, and comprehensive procurement reform. Click here to view a summary of all bills that were scored.

“Representative Tom Morrison is a strong advocate for the business community and recognizes that pro-growth reforms lead to more jobs and a healthier economy,” said Todd Maisch, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. “Representative Morrison was a vocal opponent of the 32% income tax hike that took money out of every working Illinoisan’s pocket, and he continues to fight for the Illinois taxpayer, including the job creators who further economic opportunities for everyone in this state.”

“Creating jobs and promoting business growth is vital to the future success of our state,” said Morrison. “As a legislator, it is a policy area I have always taken very seriously.”