New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) with its “Guardian of Small Business” award. The “Guardian of Small Business” award is the highest award given by the NFIB and it recognizes Senator Nozzolio’s strong commitment and support of New York's job-producing, independent small business owners.
“Senator Nozzolio has long been a friend of New York’s small business owners, job creators and entrepreneurs, fighting for tax relief and regulatory reform. Senator Nozzolio recently joined with NFIB members to fight back a proposed 45% thruway toll increase that would have devastated businesses all across our State. The costs associated with this increase would have been passed on to consumers and would have raised grocery prices and weakened New York’s economic recovery. We are grateful for Senator Nozzolio’s support and strong leadership and are proud to recognize him with the "Guardian of Small Business" award, NFIB’s highest honor,” said Mike Durant, New York State's Executive Director.