State Chamber honors Overbey for pro-business voting record

State Senator Doug Overbey has been recognized as one of the eight best pro-business legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly by a key business magazine published by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce. The publication congratulated Overbey for a “100 percent business-positive, pro-jobs voting record.”

“Senator Overbey understands the challenges Tennessee businesses face, and during the 106th General Assembly supported legislation the business community tracked deemed to be pro business,” said Bradley Jackson, of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We thank him for his support of the thousands of hardworking businessmen and women across this state.”

The announcement was made in the most recent publication of Business TN, which each year selects the best state lawmakers based on their efforts in keeping “taxes low and regulation minimal.” The publication also chose the honorees based on their legislative stances and their ability to have a positive effect on the state’s business climate. All eight lawmakers sited obtained a 100 percent pro-business voting record.

“Job creation and providing small and start-up companies with access to capital to grow and expand played an important role in my decision to sponsor legislation creating the TNInvestco program,” Overbey said. “I am honored to be recognized as a friend of business. We must continue to foster a positive business climate to attract new and better paying jobs to our state. I look forward to continuing to partner with our business community as we work to provide more opportunities for Tennesseans in the future.”

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