BIPEC (Business and Industry Political Education Committee) has released its Legislator “Business & Jobs” Report Card for the 2018 legislative session. The BIPEC Report Card recognizes “Business & Jobs Champions” for their work supporting economic growth, job development, and business-related issues for the legislative session this year.
Notably among those receiving A scores was Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Speaker Pro Tempore Terry Burton and former Republican #MS03 candidate Sally Doty. Those receiving a B rating included Democratic Third District Congressional Candidate Michael Evans, and recently appointed Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson.
The scored votes for the 2018 session included the Bridge Act, the Medicaid Reauthorization Bill, the Bond Bill, changes to the Landlord Tenant Act, and other prioritized business friendly legislation. BIPEC’s scorecard methodology is clearly listed and their efforts to effectively score legislators goes back to scorecards dating to 2004.
2018 Business & Jobs Champions