Tedisco Named “Guardian of Small Business” By NFIB

Senator who authored NY’s first property tax cap and has championed state spending cap and small business relief measures hailed for “tireless advocacy” on behalf of small businesses who create most of the jobs in our economy


New York State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today was presented the “Guardian of Small Business” Award by NFIB NY, the state’s leading advocate for small businesses.


Tedisco was the first author of the Property Tax Cap, which put a lid on out of control tax hikes and has saved taxpayers $15.3 billion statewide and residents of the 49th State Senate District $344.5 million since its implementation. As a member of the Senate, Tedisco voted for and together with his colleagues, helped pass a state spending cap in the Senate last month. He is now advocating to reduce unfunded state mandates that drive up local property taxes and for efforts to remove obstacles to enable small businesses to grow and create jobs.

“Our small businesses and outspoken advocates like NFIB NY are the unsung heroes who drive our economy, create jobs and help keep the American Dream alive for millions of New Yorkers.  Unfortunately, our state has become notorious for making it very challenging for our small businesses to grow. That’s got to change. I will continue to stand up and speak out for our overburdened taxpayers and small businesses who create most of the jobs in our economy. Thanks to our small business owners in NFIB and State Director Mike Durant for this award and for being such a strong voice for our small businesses,” said Tedisco.


“I am pleased to present NFIB’s Guardian Award to Senator Jim Tedisco for his hard work and tireless advocacy,” said NFIB NY State Director Mike Durant. “He has been a terrific steward of our agenda, small business issues and the state’s economy as a whole.”


Attached please find a photo of NFIB NY State Director Mike Durant presenting the Guardian Award to Senator Tedisco.