Last updated on October 19, 2020
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation (NCFREE) released a special COVID-19 edition of the organization’s 2019-2020 Legislative Business Rating (LBR), an analysis of the voting records of North Carolina General Assembly members as they relate to advancing and protecting business opportunities within the state. Out of the 120 members, Rep. Kevin Corbin (R-Macon) was ranked in the top ten.
In the North Carolina House of Representatives, Representative Corbin earned one of the top ratings with a 96.7% pro-business voting record.
“This ranking is especially gratifying because it is not one organization doing the analysis,” said Rep. Corbin. “There are over 300 individuals and organizations that are a part of the ranking process for NCFREE. They rank us using recorded votes and subjective analysis of how effective each legislator is working in committee and on the floor. ”
House Majority Leader John R. Bell, IV (R-Wayne) offered the following: “Thanks to our pro-growth reforms like less taxes and fewer regulations, North Carolina has built a strong economy and has been rated the top state for business by Forbes for three straight years. As we navigate the challenges associated with the coronavirus, we will continue to promote policies that support of small businesses and job growth.”
Anna Beavon Gravely, Executive Director of the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation:
“There is no ignoring the disruption and destruction caused by COVID-19 not only to our business community but also to our friends and family. As such, the NCFREE Research Committee decided it was necessary to show how legislators are voting in 2020 and then how those votes impacted their overall 2019-2020 Session score. The rating of some legislators improved from their 2019 LBR to their 2019-2020 Session LBR as a result of the pro-business votes they made this year, and we wanted to highlight those changes.”
NC FreeEnterprise Foundation (NCFREE) is the premier research organization in the state providing non-partisan analysis of the political landscape and its impact on North Carolina’s business environment. The ratings for the Senators featured 20 recorded votes and the ratings for the Representatives featured 19 recorded votes. Additional information on the methodology behind the ratings is available at the NCFREE website, ncfree.org.