Saying she was like a “pit bull on a bone”, the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire and the NH Motor Transport Association (NHMTA) have honored Senator Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, for her commitment to protect the small business community. The groups cited her work on Senate Bill 157 that pertained to the issue of weights and measure, but had an overall goal of controlling costs and eliminating unnecessary government mandates. The legislation became law earlier this year.
Bob Sculley, president of both the Oil Heat Council and the NHMTA said this is only the second time these groups have honored a legislator. “Senator Carson deserves to be recognized because she went out of her way to ensure that small business had a voice on this issue. We applaud her commitment and determination. She is a true friend to small business,” he said. They presented Carson with an engraved wooden truck filled with flowers.
With the miniature vehicle displayed prominently on her desk, Carson thanked the Oil Heat Council and the NHMTA for the award saying, “SB 157 was all about making sure that small businesses are treated fairly. These are the companies that drive New Hampshire’s economy so as a legislator, I want our state to be business-friendly, free of cumbersome regulations that kill productivity, investment and job creation.”