Four Coast lawmakers received A's from a pro-business association.
Rep. Greg Haney, R-Gulfport, Rep. Carolyn Crawford, R-Pass Christian, Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, and Manly Barton, R-Moss Point, were cited for their efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee. They are among the 60 representatives categorized as a business champion.
According to the association's website:
BPEC's performance evaluation is a measuring stick used to determine each legislator’s business philosophy, attitude and effectiveness in supporting growth of jobs in Mississippi. Over 50 business and professional leaders participate in the rating process.
Key factors of the assessment are:
• Legislator’s votes on clearly identified economic principles and employer issues
• Leadership in committee and floor debates on job-related issues
• Encouragement of other legislators to support economic growth and build coalitions.
BIPEC is a nonprofit association comprised of individuals, trade associations and companies who unite to protect and advance free enterprise through research, education, and member action.