Bob Cherry

Bob Cherry

Representative | District 53

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Phone: 317-232-9651

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h53@iga.in.gov

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Phone: 317-234-9016

Email: samantha.holifield@iga.in.gov

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It is an honor to serve and represent the people of House District 53. It is my goal to work with my constituents to preserve our agricultural prominence and strong Hoosier values. My website has been designed to give you more information on our district, to aid you in navigating state government, and to keep you informed on the issues I am working on at the Statehouse. Please feel free to contact me with any issues, concerns or comments.

Sincerely,

Bob Cherry
State Representative
House District 53

Indiana House of Representatives: 1998-Present

House District 53: Portions of Hancock and Madison Counties

Address: 3118 E 100 S, Greenfield, IN 46140

Telephone:

  • Toll-free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
  • Direct line: (317) 232-9619

Committees:

  • Ways & Means (Vice Chairman)
  • Local Government Committee
  • Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee

Occupation: Director of Industry Relations, Indiana Farm Bureau

Education: B.S., Purdue University

Community Activities:

  • Former Hancock County Councilman
  • Former member of the Hancock County Planning Commission
  • Former member of the Greenfield Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Appointed to the State Board of Tax Commissioners
  • Former Chairman of the Agricultural Advisory Council
  • Member of the Elks, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, Farm Bureau, and Scottish Rite, 33rd degree

State Representative Bob Cherry has had the opportunity to serve the State of Indiana in many ways since elected as State Representative for House District 53. He became a member of the General Assembly in 1998 after developing an interest in public policy and a desire to represent the people of District 53.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Cherry cosponsored Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 319, which prevented an estimated tax increase of $57 million for farmland across the state. To the relief of countless Hoosiers, the soil productivity factors used for the March 2011 assessment of agricultural land will remain in place for property taxes payable in 2014.

As Budget Subcommittee Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Cherry was involved in creating and passing the state budget in 2013. Without overspending, the budget increased K-12 education funding by $390 million over the biennium and allotted $215 million per year for roads and bridges. The budget also contained a blend of tax relief including the immediate elimination of the Death Tax, reduction of the Financial Institutions tax, continued corporate income tax reduction and phased in income tax cut of 5%. In addition to the state budget, Rep. Cherry has also supported measures that brought tax incentives to businesses looking to locate in Indiana as a way to grow the Hoosier economy.

Rep. Cherry remains equally as involved in his local community in Hancock and Madison counties. He previously served as a Hancock County Councilman and as a member of both the Hancock County Planning Commission and Greenfield Board of Zoning Appeals. He was appointed by the governor to the State Board of Tax Commissioners and is the past Chairman of the Agricultural Advisory Council. He is a member of the Elks, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine and Farm Bureau. In August of 2007, Rep. Cherry received a 33rd Degree in Scottish Rite.

He has received numerous “Legislator of the Year” awards from various organizations, including the Credit Union, Small Businesses and the Conservation Officers. Rep. Cherry was also the recipient of the outstanding Purdue Alumni in Animal Science in 2007. He received his B.S. from Purdue University and remains involved in Boilermaker activities.

Rep. Cherry and his wife Deborah have five grown children: Keegan, Kevin, Kathee, Stephanie and Jared. They also have eight granddaughters and two grandsons. Rep. Cherry is a member of the Willow Branch United Methodist Church. He and Deb live and work on their family farm near Greenfield.

House District 53 includes large portions of Hancock and Madison counties in central Indiana.

Mission accomplished

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, May 1, 2015

The 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly has come to a close. The agenda that the House Republicans released in October focused on four key areas: budget integrity, education funding, ethics reform and public safety. I am pleased to report that we succeeded in addressing each of these areas. The most important bill the General Assembly passed this

Cutting red tape in education

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, April 17, 2015

As we approach the end of session, bills are rapidly making their way through the process. If the House and Senate pass the same version of a bill, it is then sent to the governor for his signature. However, if the versions passed by each chamber differ in any way, the bill must return to the house of origin. Occasionally, the author of the bill will agree

Clarifying RFRA: No discrimination

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, April 6, 2015

I am sure by now that most of you have heard about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). I want to take this opportunity to provide an explanation about what the law does and does not do. Indiana’s RFRA gives the state courts a standard of judicial review to use when considering cases dealing with religious freedom. It became

Working for the safety of all Hoosiers

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, March 20, 2015

The legislative session is beginning to pick up again. House committees are working through Senate bills, and the Senate is considering bills the House sent over. During the second half of session, our agenda priorities remain at forefront of everything we do, which allows us to focus our attention on the issues that matter most to Hoosier families. One of

Rep. Cherry honors local families for long-standing farms

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, March 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) congratulates the Smith-Elliott-Sells-Couch and Black families from Hancock County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who have owned and operated

Funding education, promoting innovation

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, March 6, 2015

This session has been declared the session of education, and for good reason. The General Assembly continues to make Hoosier education our top priority, and this year we have reached new heights in our effort to provide the best possible education for every one of our students. The House has already passed many bills geared toward promoting excellence and

Funding Hoosier priorities

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, February 26, 2015

We are now at the midpoint of the 2015 legislative session, which works much like halftime at a basketball game. Similar to how basketball teams switch sides, bills will soon switch chambers. There have been over 650 bills filed in the House and nearly 100 of them have been passed out and sent to the Senate for further consideration. However, the most

Rep. Cherry applauds passage of the state budget

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

STATEHOUSE — “As Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, much of my time this session has been devoted to crafting our state’s biennial budget. Our budget protects Hoosier taxpayers, funds education at unprecedented levels, enhances public safety and maintains the stable fiscal environment, which is important to growing the

Rep. Cherry recognized as Indy Wine Trail Legislator of the Year

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, February 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) received the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award from the Indy Wine Trail for his support of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 339. Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) was a co-recipient. The award was presented at Indiana Pork’s annual Taste of Elegance Reception. “Senator Merritt and

Rep. Cherry joins Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, January 29, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), fellow legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have

Indy Honor Flight recognized at Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) recognized the Indy Honor Flight and its many volunteers with a resolution for faithfully serving Indiana’s veterans. The resolution passed the House unanimously. “Indy Honor Flight has flown nine flights and transported 635 veterans free of charge,” said Rep. Cherry.

New Palestine football team honored at Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, January 15, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) honored the New Palestine High School football team with a resolution for their record-breaking season and Class 4A state championship. The resolution, cosponsored by State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville), passed the House unanimously. “I am very proud of this hardworking

Rep. Cherry reacts to State of the State Address

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

STATEHOUSE — “I am encouraged by the strides we have made to accelerate Indiana’s economy and cultivate the best business environment in the Midwest. As we craft our state’s biennial budget this year, I look forward to working with Governor Pence to continue making education a top priority in Indiana. “Having an honestly

[r53] Lawmakers honor two distinguished locals

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, December 19, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and State Senator Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) honored Randall Shields and David Hill, two icons of the Greenfield Daily Reporter (GDR), with Distinguished Hoosier Awards at a retirement event held for the two men. “Over the years, Randall and David have become incredibly respected

[r53] Rep. Cherry appointed Vice Chairman of Ways and Means

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments today for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed Vice Chairman of Ways and Means. He first served in this role during the 2014

[r53] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE — On Organization Day, State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating gift cards, linens and other items to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse. “I am honored to participate in this collaborative effort to support the

[r53] Launch your career with a House Republican internship (9/25/2014)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Start Date: 9/25/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/25/2014STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) is encouraging college students and recent college graduates to launch their careers by applying for the House Republican internship program. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. College

[53] New law supports State Fair student participants (4/4/2014)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Start Date: 4/4/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/4/2014New law supports State Fair student participants STATEHOUSE — Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 114, sponsored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence. SEA 114 provides that a school corporation or the chief administrative officer of a

[R53] Indiana House celebrates FFA page day (2/27/2014)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Start Date: 2/27/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/27/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and fellow state representatives welcomed a group of House pages on Thursday as part of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Page Day. Rep. Cherry was joined by Leah Jacobs of Shirley and Hallie Wright of Greenfield. “The

[R53] Bill to excuse State Fair participants from school passes House (2/17/2014)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Start Date: 2/17/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/17/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) sponsored legislation that excuses students from school who participate in the State Fair, which unanimously passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday. “For more than 160 years, the State Fair has been a

[R53] Bill to excuse State Fair participants from school passes House (1/30/2014)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Start Date: 1/30/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2014 STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) authored legislation that excuses students from school who participate in the State Fair, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday with a unanimous vote. “Our State Fair is among the strongest icons of

[R53] Rep. Cherry supports Suits and Sneakers to raise awareness of the fight against cancer (1/23/2014)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Start Date: 1/23/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/23/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Thursday in support of the Suits and Sneakers challenge to help raise awareness about cancer and the importance that nutrition and physical activity play in

[R53] Rep. Cherry reacts to State of the State address (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Start Date: 1/14/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2014 STATEHOUSE — “I support the governor’s initiative to phase out the business personal property tax in order to ensure that we remain competitive and continue to attract new jobs. Since Indiana has the highest rate of personal property tax in the Midwest, its elimination will

[R53] Rep. Cherry appointed as Vice Chair of Ways and Means (1/3/2014)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Start Date: 1/3/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/3/2014 STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced updates to the House Republican committee assignments. State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He is also on the Committee on Joint Rules, the

[R53] Rep. Cherry appointed to Committee on Joint Rules (12/10/2013)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Start Date: 12/10/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/10/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced updates to the House Republican committee assignments after two new members joined the caucus. State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Joint Rules. He is

[R53] Rep. Cherry appointed to the State Fair Advisory Committee (6/20/2013)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Start Date: 6/20/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/20/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been appointed to serve on the State Fair Advisory Committee. “The State Fair Advisory Committee serves as a liaison between the State Fair Commission, the State Fair Board and the General

[R53] Rep. Cherry represents constituents with perfect voting record (6/4/2013)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Start Date: 6/4/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/4/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) completed the 2013 session with a 100 percent voting attendance record. Out of 592 votes recorded this past legislative session, Rep. Cherry was present and voted for each one. “The constituents I serve in

[R53] Legislation streamlining local government reorganization signed into law (5/8/2013)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Start Date: 5/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/8/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) regarding local government reorganization was signed into law today by Gov. Pence. “This law helps improve the process of government reorganization by providing a method by which

[R53] 2013 legislative session recap (4/29/2013)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Start Date: 4/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM It is hard to believe that another legislative session has come and gone. Each year is unique and this time around was no exception. We tackled a variety of issues, but most importantly, we helped a lot of different people in a variety of ways. To illustrate this, I would like

[R53] House Republican Legislative Priorities Achieved (4/26/2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Start Date: 4/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die on Friday evening, closing out a year of priorities achieved. The House Republican agenda, which was released in October, centered on

[R53] Where does our legislation stand? (4/22/2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Start Date: 4/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM It is hard to believe that Sine Die, the final day of the 2013 legislative session, is less than one week away. This was a long session because we were tasked with crafting the state budget. I have spoken a great deal about the House proposed budget as well as the Senate

[R53] Two chambers, two budgets, one vision (4/8/2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Start Date: 4/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/8/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM When crafting our state’s budget, it is important for us to remember that what we are doing has similarities to what families do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. As we near the end of the 2013 legislative session, we now have two proposed budgets, one from the House

[R53] Regulations on outdoor event equipment passes both houses (3/27/2013)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Start Date: 3/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — House Bill (HB) 1069, authored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and coauthored by State Representative Bill Davis (R-Portland), passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday with a vote of 40-7. HB 1069 keeps temporary rules in place regarding the

[R53] March Madness at the Statehouse (3/25/2013)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Start Date: 3/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about spring (or lack thereof). I’m referring to the time of year that carries with it much excitement and anticipation for sports fans across the country. I’m talking about March Madness. While the

[R53] Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) congratulates the Lantz and Merlau Farms for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. Both farms are located in Hancock County. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director

[R53] Agricultural transportation bill passes both houses (3/19/2013)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Start Date: 3/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — House Bill (HB) 1068, authored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and coauthored by State Representatives Bill Friend (R-Macy) and Don Lehe (R-Brookston), passed the Indiana Senate on Monday with a unanimous vote. The federal Moving Ahead for

[R53] Protecting Hoosier taxpayers (3/11/2013)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Start Date: 3/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/11/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Last time I wrote, I gave a breakdown of what I felt were the highlights of the House proposed budget. The budget has now been passed through the House and has moved onto the Senate for further debate. When crafting the House budget, we kept in mind sustainability for the

[R53] Tax relief for Hoosier farmers signed into law (2/27/2013)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Start Date: 2/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) assisting Hoosier farmers was signed into law today by Gov. Pence. This is the first piece of legislation to be signed in the 2013 legislative session. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 319

[R53] A budget to be proud of (2/26/2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Start Date: 2/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM I have the honor of serving as the Budget Subcommittee Chairman on the House Ways and Means Committee. I applaud the Chairman of Ways and Means, State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), for the integral role he played in crafting our state’s budget, and I am

[R53] Tax relief for farmers passes both houses (2/18/2013)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Start Date: 2/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/18/2013 STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of legislation to pass both

[R53] Bill to be fast tracked through the House (2/15/2013)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Start Date: 2/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday. SB 319 passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. SB

[R53] Fighting against Hoosier Hunger (2/14/2013)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Start Date: 2/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Members of the General Assembly have joined forces in the fight against Hoosier hunger. Partnering with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Inc., a statewide association of Feeding America affiliated food banks, lawmakers are working to raise awareness and assist

[R53] Bridging the skills gap through remediation (2/11/2013)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Start Date: 2/11/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/11/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Over the past few years, Indiana has emerged as one of the most business-friendly states in the country. That however, has not exempted us from the problems associated with a skills gap. In fact, 67% of all manufacturing companies in Indiana have reported a shortage of

[R53] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (1/29/2013)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start Date: 1/29/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/29/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse on Monday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer

[R53] Introducing the Indiana Career Council (1/28/2013)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Start Date: 1/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Workforce development and job training are some of the most critical issues before the General Assembly this legislative session. Sixty-seven percent of manufacturing companies are reporting a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers and they expect the

[R53] House supports outdoor event safety requirements until 2016 (1/23/2013)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Start Date: 1/23/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/23/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) authored legislation regarding outdoor event equipment regulations, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Wednesday with a 92-1 vote. House Bill (HB) 1069 keeps temporary rules regarding the requirements to

[R53] Bill related to agricultural transportation passes House (1/16/2013)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Start Date: 1/16/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/16/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation regarding agricultural transportation passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a 98-0 vote. It was the first bill to pass out of the House during the 2013 legislative session. House

[R53] Legislative Focus: Jobs, Education and Fiscal Integrity (1/14/2013)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Start Date: 1/14/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/14/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM The 2013 legislative session is underway, and our agenda is taking shape as we focus on job creation, education and fiscal responsibility. These are the pillars to success for Indiana that will strengthen our state’s economic outlook. Indiana prides itself on being a

[R53] Hoosier Homestead Award presented to Helms Farm (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) joined Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay in honoring the Helms Farm at Wednesday’s Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program

[R53] Rush County designated a drought disaster area (7/27/2012)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Start Date: 7/27/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/27/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – Rush County, represented in part by State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), has been designated a primary disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). On Wednesday, the USDA added 14 Indiana counties to the existing

[R53] Rep. Cherry designated as a "Pro-Jobs" legislator (7/11/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Start Date: 7/11/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/11/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) as having a 97 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. “The past two years, we have done a

[R53] The end result of hard work (3/29/2012)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Start Date: 3/29/2012 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2012 Hancock County Its’ been two weeks since the conclusion of the 2012 session, and I’m glad to be getting back into the swing of things. Unlike most of my fellow legislators, and I am fortunate to live so close to the city so I can commute from home during session, keeping life as normal as I can.

[r53] Rep. Cherry Speaks on Completion of 2012 Legislative Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 STATEHOUSE—“Short sessions are hectic; we are given ten weeks to get all of the state’s business complete and it is always over before you know it. Using the time as best as we can, we focus on the goal of making Indiana a better place to work and live. This year, like many before, we rose to the

[r53] Cherry Chat: Keeping business moving forward (3/6/2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Start Date: 3/6/2012End Date: 3/6/2012 We always say that the last week of session is the most hectic of weeks—this year there is no exception to that. However, the conclusion of this year’s legislative session unfortunately isn’t the only story making headlines. Radio and television stations continue to run updates on the devastating

[r53] House takes necessary steps to ensure safety at outdoor performances (2/27/2012)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Start Date: 2/27/2012End Date: 2/27/2012 STATEHOUSE—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) regulating outdoor stage equipment passed the Indiana House of Representatives with a 92-5 vote today. “In light of last summer’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, we needed immediate legislation in place to regulate outdoor

[r53] Rep. Cherry's local government-friendly legislation signed by Governor Daniels (2/22/2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Start Date: 2/22/2012 End Date: 2/22/2012 STATEHOUSE—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) assisting local governments in the utility facility relocation process was signed into law today by Governor Mitch Daniels. Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 212 requires the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to provide

[r53] Keeping Hoosiers safe by learning from the past (2/20/2012)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Start Date: 2/20/2012End Date: 2/20/2012 August 13, 2011 is a day many Hoosiers remember and wish to forget. Our state and its Hoosiers suffered from an unthinkable tragedy that day when the Indiana State Fair stage collapsed on hundreds of attendees, killing seven and critically injuring more than 50. A tragedy of this magnitude had never happened in

[r53] Rep. Cherry honors Super Bowl committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House took time today to honor members of the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and the City of Indianapolis for their efforts in hosting Super Bowl XLVI. The Super Bowl Host Committee served as the city’s ambassadors for

[r53] Rep. Cherry's legislation helping charity gaming organizers passes Senate Committee (2/13/2012)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Start Date: 2/13/2012 End Date: 2/13/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation regarding changes to charity gaming practices passed the Senate Committee on Public Policy unanimously today. Current law requires professional dealers or volunteers to deal cards during various charity gaming events without

[r53] Rep. Cherry honors youth softball team (2/13/2012)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Start Date: 2/13/2012End Date: 2/13/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) joined Sen. Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield) in honoring the Indiana Gators softball team today for their 2011 United States Fastpitch Association (USFA) Fall World Series victory. “I am very proud to honor these hard-working young ladies from our community,”

[r53] Cherry Chat: Bringing Additional Relief to Hoosiers (2/7/2012)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Start Date: 2/7/2012End Date: 2/7/2012 The Statehouse for weeks has been a scene of hectic chaos, but this week, it is a scene of mellow democracy. Even with protestors, walkouts and celebrity sightings around the city, we were able to pass some monumental pieces of legislation last week to bring true relief to Hoosiers statewide. More specifically, we

[r53] Rep. Cherry's legislation helping charity gaming organizers passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012 End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation regarding changes to charity gaming practices passed the Indiana House of Representatives today with an 87-9 vote. Current law requires professional dealers or volunteers to deal cards during various charity gaming events without

[r53] Bill providing Rainy Day Fund loans to schools passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry’s (R-Greenfield) legislation regarding Rainy Day Fund loans to school corporations passed the Indiana House of Representatives late Monday night with a 91-4 vote. House Bill (HB) 1192 would authorize a Rainy Day Fund loan to school corporations in financial duress from the

[r53] Bill proposing extension of Military Family Relief Fund passes House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) supported legislation today that would enhance the Military Family Relief Fund. House Bill (HB) 1059 passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives with a 93-0 vote. HB 1059 would extend the time allotment that an active duty service member and their families may

[r53] Cherry Chat: Making your mark on history count (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012End Date: 1/25/2012 It has been a sad week for the Cherry family with the passing of my uncle, Joseph Dewees. A long time resident of Brown County, my uncle left an extraordinary mark on history and on all the lives of those that knew him. When something tragic happens in anyone’s life, it provides you with an unfortunate

[r53] Cherry Chat: Session kicks off with a hitch (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012 This 2012 legislative session was scheduled to begin last week. Unfortunately, the minority party did not give the House a quorum – 67 out of 100 members present – in the first week of session, which is a disappointment to everyone who came to debate and vote on tough issues on behalf of Hoosiers. The

[r53] Rep. Cherry reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012“During Gov. Daniels’ last State of the State address, I think that he set some high – yet reachable – goals for us in the 2012 legislative session. He has set an example for us in the past seven years of doing an exceptional job for the state and for all Hoosiers. Sometimes it takes debate and

[r53] Cherry honors friend and military hero (1/6/2012)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Start Date: 1/6/2012End Date: 1/6/2012 Hancock County STATEHOUSE—Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) honored Lance Corporal Josh Bleill today for his dedicated military service and motivational work with injured military personal and their families. Lance Corporal Bleill had been serving in the U.S. Marine Corp for two and a half years when he was

[r53] House Republicans' Job Creation Incentives Signed into Law (6/2/2011)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Start Date: 6/2/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/2/2011Several House Republican members were present today as the governor signed into law several bills providing additional economic tools to communities in order to foster job growth. "I was proud to be a part of today's ceremony, because it was a joyous occasion," said Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) today. "We are

[r53] Rep. Cherry Delivers on Promises (4/29/2011)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Start Date: 4/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2011STATEHOUSE - The 2011 legislative session has been a session of historic challenges and historic accomplishments. Despite the many road bumps, House Republicans have delivered on the promises they made in 2010. State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) along with other House Republican legislators presented the

[r53] Cherry Chat: Time running short as session comes to a close (4/27/2011)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Start Date: 4/27/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/27/2011 When it arrived to the House floor, it had 349 amendments-costing more than $600 million in additional spending-waiting for it. Thankfully, only a handful of the amendments passed, and none of those required any additional spending. After its time in the House, the budget made its way over to the Senate,

[r53] Legislation enacted to help fund Indiana State Fair (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011Legislation sponsored by Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was signed into law by the governor over the weekend to allow the Indiana State Fair Commission to accept private funding. Senate Bill 478 would authorize the State Fair Commission to establish a nonprofit subsidiary corporation to solicit and accept

[r53] Rep. Cherry: Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011 "Education is and always has been our main focus," said Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) today. "When creating a budget, education is where the majority of our funding goes and should go. But in the current economy, the amount we had to work with was not what we would have liked to have seen. "With this

[r53] Cherry Chat: Working to work it out (4/11/2011)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Start Date: 4/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/11/2011"Federal shutdown averted, but bigger battles over spending loom for Obama, Congress." Thankfully, this was the headline I woke up to on Saturday morning as I read about how our congressional leaders in D.C. managed to come to an agreement on the budget, just two hours before the deadline. During my time

[r53] Rep. Cherry gets tobacco bill enacted into law (4/6/2011)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Start Date: 4/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/6/2011Legislation authored by Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was signed by the governor today to ensure dissolvable and other tobacco products are placed behind counters, out of the reach of minors at convenience and grocery stores. "These tobacco products resemble toothpicks, breath mints and other non-tobacco

[r53] Rep. Cherry helps to protect the Hoosier Taxpayer (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Bob Cherry's (R-Greenfield) legislation to help protect taxpayer rights passed out of the House today with a 96-1 vote. "We need to do all we can to help protect the taxpayers," said Rep. Cherry today, "that should always be our main focus. "With this legislation, they will know if there are any

[r53] Cherry Chat: Some records aren't worth breaking (3/29/2011)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Start Date: 3/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2011Being a Hoosier is something I take great pride in. Although, those that know me, know my alma mater is Purdue University and I am a diehard Boilermaker fan. But Indiana is my home and I am proud to be a Hoosier. We have so much to be proud of in our Hoosier state, and not just because we have an Indiana

[r53] Rep. Cherry Releases Statement Regarding Democrat Walkout (3/29/2011)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Start Date: 3/29/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/29/2011"For too long, I have been concerned with the message we are sending our young Hoosiers regarding this walkout. Instead of disagreeing and walking out, we need to concentrate on problem solving and open debate to move Indiana forward. Today, the legislature took that step together. "We have our work cut out

[r53] Cherry Chat: What Message Are You Sending? (3/16/2011)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start Date: 3/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2011As a teen or young adult, you tend to not think too much about how your actions will affect others or what kind of message you are sending to those younger than you. However, as an adult, your view tends to change. You think more and more about how your actions and the message you are sending. As an elected

[r53] Bill makes tobacco products less accessible to minors (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011 "These tobacco products resemble toothpicks, breath mints and other non-tobacco related dissolvable products," said Rep. Cherry. "There are concerns that these products are specifically manufactured to attract kids because they resemble candy or breath mints. Putting them behind the counter with other tobacco

[r53] Cherry Chat: What a week it was (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011 Charter schools are simply an additional option for Hoosier families, especially for those students who are not succeeding in their current classroom setting. Charter Schools are public schools that are held to the same accountability measures as traditional public schools. Currently over 3,500 Hoosier

[r53] Cherry Chat: Discussion and debate consume House (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 It has been estimated that there are at least 13 ways to kill a bill-between committee and floor hearings in the House and Senate, then when they switch houses, then conference committees and then the governor's desk. If legislation dies, it's not because it was a bad idea or unnecessary; many things can come

[r53] Cherry Chat: Budget process begins (1/21/2011)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Start Date: 1/21/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/21/2011 So it was no surprise that Gov. Daniels started out the State of the State address last Tuesday by discussing the legislature's responsibility in creating a balanced budget. "We Hoosiers don't like to wait, when we can act," he said, and I couldn't agree more. As I listened, I found many of his points to

[r53] Cherry Chat: With a new year come new challenges (1/11/2011)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start Date: 1/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2011 As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and sub-committee chairman for the budget, I believe Indiana should live within its means. If we want to get out of this recession and come out ahead of our competition, we have to tighten our belts-just as most Hoosiers families are doing. The recent revenue

[r53] Cherry Chat: A plan to build Indiana's tomorrow (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011 We will need to begin by addressing the fact that as a result of lower than expected revenues, our current budget is imbalanced. Indiana is not alone when it comes to facing budget challenges; we have 45 other states falling below their original projections as well. But now is the time to focus on our future

[r53] Rep. Cherry Appointed to House Committees (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011 - Rules and Legislative Procedures -Ways and Means "The committee process plays monumental role in our legislature because it provides the opportunity for Hoosiers to present testimony on issues of importance to them," said Rep. Cherry. "I have enjoyed working on Ways and Means throughout the years and I am

[r53] Rep. Cherry: Jobs are a Priority (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011 In September, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative plan, which can be found at www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans. The plan discusses how House Republicans plan to address jobs, education, spending and even taking a stand on issues being addressed by the federal government. Before

[r53] Education remains top priority (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Education is one of several difficult subjects we face during the waning days of the session. If we work together, we can provide schools with flexibility in education funding, while at the same time prevent teacher layoffs and larger class sizes. Education is too important to be controlled by any single

[r53] House Republicans Claim Victory for 2010 Session: Schools and businesses declared winners of session debate (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) took home a victory tonight as the 2010 legislation session Sine Die, or adjourned, shortly after midnight on Friday, March 12. In the final hours of session, legislators passed House Bill 1367 by a 97-0 vote to allow schools the flexibility to transfer money between various

[r53] Out of session, onto the census (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010It has been almost two weeks since we adjourned the 2010 legislative session and what an end it was. We worked until 1 a.m. on Saturday to come together on a compromise regarding the two most debated issues: allowing flexible education funding and delaying the unemployment tax increase. Fortunately, we reached

[r53] Rep. Cherry encourages youth to get involved (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) is encouraging young adults in need of summer employment and training to apply for Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps (YHCC) with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Department of Transportation (INDOT). Participants who work with DNR will

[r53] Taxpayers demand timely compromises (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010sine die, or adjourn for the summer, a week earlier than scheduled in order to save our state money. One week of session costs the state more than $120,000, so needless-to-say, we all supported ending early. I understand the money for session is already budgeted. However, everyone else is making cuts so why

[r53] Rep. Cherry: Boiler Up! (3/12/2010)

Friday, March 12, 2010

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[r53] Rep. Cherry Backs Pension Option for Disabled Firefighters and Police Officers (2/15/2010)

Monday, February 15, 2010

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[r53] Rep. Cherry votes to jumpstart state university projects (2/4/2010)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

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[r53] Cherry Chat: These bills could make a difference (2/1/2010)

Monday, February 1, 2010

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[r53] Cherry votes to help Hoosier taxpayers (1/29/2010)

Friday, January 29, 2010

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[r53] Rep. Cherry Reacts to State of State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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[r53] Cherry Chat: Back in Session (1/11/2010)

Monday, January 11, 2010

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[r53] End of Session Disappointment (5/4/2009)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Start Date: 5/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/4/2009The final budget, proposed in the waning moments of the session, was far, far short of what I hoped it would be. Honestly, Hoosiers deserved better. The budget would have wiped out the state's reserves, created a structural deficit of more than $800 million for the next budget cycle, misused the one-time federal

[r53] It's Just a Matter of Days (4/20/2009)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Start Date: 4/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/20/2009 Bills that survive the hazards of both houses but are changed in the second chamber end up in conference committees because the original author does not agree with the changes. Four conferees - two members of each party from the House and the Senate - work to reach an agreement that will be acceptable to both

[r53] Rep. Cherry Sponsors Stricter Guidelines for Teen Drivers (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009 - The minimum age for driver's licenses is increased from 16 years, 30 days to 16 years, 180 days. - Drivers under age 18 are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone, except when making an emergency call, and from carrying passengers under the age of 25 for the first 180 days of

[r53] Rep. Cherry Helps Make School Zones More Driver-Friendly (4/14/2009)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Start Date: 4/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2009 "Motorists need to be properly warned when they are in a school zone, when the school zone ends and the designated speed limit that is in effect," said Rep. Cherry. "Most of Indiana schools already have properly displayed school zone signs. We just needed legislation to make that statewide." Rep. Cherry may

[r53] Rep. Cherry Joins Rally in Support to Keep ISSCH Open (3/30/2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Start Date: 3/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2009 "The children's home makes it impossible for students to fail as adults after graduating. It provides schooling, structure and a whole new way of life with graduates coming out as law-abiding, taxpaying Hoosier citizens." Last month, the House passed House Bill 1722 with an 88-17 vote to keep the home open.

[r53] Reps. Cherry and Eberhart Honor Families of Fallen Indiana Soldiers (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009 In a resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered gratitude and prayers to the families of the 152 fallen men and women from Indiana. As part of the ceremony, the families were invited into the House chamber for the reading of the resolution. Following this reading, the names of the soldiers were read

[r53] We Are Finally Getting Somewhere (3/23/2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Start Date: 3/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2009Legislators are moving step by step to find ways to improve the insolvent unemployment insurance fund facing Indiana. Improving the fund is, to me, as important as the budget because the number of out-of-work Hoosiers is skyrocketing. The current system is also doing more harm than good for Indiana and

[r53] The General Assembly Half-Time Report (3/9/2009)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Start Date: 3/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/9/2009When we gather in Indianapolis each year for the General Assembly, our purpose is to make Indiana a better place - better for Hoosier families, businesses and communities. We address an array of issues from foreclosures and taxes to education to agriculture. We hope that only the best bills move forward. This

[r53] Bill to Keep Children's Home Open Passes Indiana House (2/24/2009)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/24/2009 (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 24, 2009 - Supporters of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home have reason to celebrate today, as a bill to keep the Home open successfully completed one more leg of the legislative process. By a bipartisan vote of 81-17, House Bill 1722 passed third and final reading in the

[r53] Cherry Chat: One Year Short and Millions of Dollars Too Big (2/23/2009)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Start Date: 2/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/23/2009Traditionally, the Indiana General Assembly is charged with one job every other year - create a balanced budget. For House Republicans, the job is not a success unless we can pass a budget that provides all the necessary services Hoosiers expect without spending us into oblivion or raising general taxes.

[r53] Rep. Cherry Reacts to the Budget Bill (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009 "We are spending way too much money at a time we shouldn't be spending. We are in a tough economic climate and Hoosier families are struggling. Hoosier taxpayers are controlling their spending to survive and the state must follow suit. "If we are spending a surplus down to a four-day plan, then that is not

[r53] Bill to Keep Children's Home Open Passes House Committee (2/18/2009)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Start Date: 2/18/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2009(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 18, 2009 - Students, family members, staff and alumni of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home have cleared the first hurdle toward keeping the facility open. By a bipartisan vote of 9-2 in the House Family, Child and Human Affairs Committee, House Bill 1722 is now eligible for

[r53] Rep. Cherry Helps Make School Zone Signs More Driver-Friendly (2/17/2009)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Start Date: 2/17/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2009(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 17, 2009 - The House of Representatives today passed unanimously House Bill 1123, authored by Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) to ensure speed limit signs are properly displayed in school zones."House Bill 1123 requires schools to display a sign indicating the designated speed limit at the

[r53] Cherry Chat: Keeping Indiana on the Right Track (2/9/2009)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Start Date: 2/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/9/2009 I would prefer more tax credits and incentives to help small businesses and Hoosier families to keep more of their own money. However, Gov. Mitch Daniels estimates Indiana could receive $4 billion and $5 billion in formula-based funding alone, according to preliminary analysis. Because the governor sees the

[r53] Cherry Chat: Keeping the home Open (1/26/2009)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Start Date: 1/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2009 When the home opened in 1865, it provided care, education and maintenance to the orphaned and destitute children of Civil War veterans. In 1867, the State assumed control of the home and was renamed the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors Children's Home in 1929. State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville), state Sen.

[r53] Rep. Cherry and Rep. Duncan React to Soldiers' and Sailors' Closing (1/14/2009)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Start Date: 1/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2009(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 14 2009 - Rep. Cleo Duncan (R-Greensburg), Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and other state legislators met with members from the Indiana State Department of Health to discuss the proposed closing of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's home at the end of the school year. The closing was

[r53] Rep. Cherry Statement on the State of the State Address (1/13/2009)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Start Date: 1/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/13/2009 "I applaud the governor for giving us a great starting place with his plan and providing us with leadership during this period of uncertainty for all Hoosiers. Times like these require leadership, and leadership is about finding answers and setting a strong example. We are not in crisis. We will manage to get

[r53] Cherry Chat: Back in Session (1/12/2009)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Start Date: 1/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2009 The 2009 legislative session has brought 23 newly elected state senators and representatives to the 150-member legislative body. The Senate is still has a Republican majority, and the House still has a Democrat majority. However, the House Republicans still believe that no matter who controls the House, we

[r53] Statements from Rep. Bob Cherry (2/28/2008)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Start Date: 2/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/28/2008Rep. Cherry on SJR 1: "I want the legislation to move, but I don't want to support what amounts to a new income tax. We have no idea how this will actually affect homeowners, local governments or schools. I just can't support legislation that is intended to go into the state Constitution without knowing how it

[r53] Cherry Chat: Property tax caps take a hit (2/22/2008)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Start Date: 2/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2008Property tax relief took a turn for the worse this week when the House Democrats decided to play games with the proposed constitutional caps on homeowners' property tax bills. With three weeks to go, I'm still confident that we can work out the differences and provide tax relief. For the last four months, the

[r53] Rep. Bob Cherry Statement on Democrat Procedural Moves (2/21/2008)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Start Date: 2/21/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/21/2008(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 21, 2008 - House Republicans were disappointed Thursday because the majority Democrats unreasonably denied them the opportunity to add amendments to Senate Bill 345, which contained measures dealing with incorrect classification of employees. House Democrats, who hold a 51-49 majority,

[r53] Cherry Chat: Illegal-Immigration Bill Comes to House (2/8/2008)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Start Date: 2/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/8/2008

[r53] Rep. Cherry and Sen. Gard Honor FFA and 4-H Groups (1/28/2008)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Start Date: 1/28/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/28/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 28, 2008 - Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Sen. Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield) honored the Eastern Hancock 4-H and FFA groups on the House and Senate floors Monday in concurrent resolutions. These organizations received both group and individual wins at national competitions. "These groups of

[r53] Cherry Chat: Property Tax Reform Passes House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008 On Tuesday, my House colleagues and I worked for 5½ hours on amendments to House Bill 1001, the property tax plan. There were more than 100 amendments filed on the bill, but we only discussed about 35 of them. Part of the reason that we only did about one-third of the amendments is because different

[r53] Tax Relief Advances Out of House (1/24/2008)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Start Date: 1/24/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/24/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 24, 2008 - Hoosiers are a step closer to property tax relief after the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 1001 by a vote of 93-1. The bill now heads to the Indiana Senate.The bill contains about $700 million in new property relief, along with $250 million in

[r53] Cherry Chat: Beginning work on true property tax reform. (1/11/2008)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Start Date: 1/11/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2008

[r53] Rep. Bob Cherry Returns To Statehouse (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 8, 2008 - Today, Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), along with House colleagues, opened the 2008 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Rep. Cherry starts the session with a number of goals to improve the lives of Hoosier families. "During this legislative session, my main

[r53] House Republicans Begin Efforts to Ease Taxpayers' Burden (11/20/2007)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Start Date: 11/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/20/2007 "Providing substantial property tax relief is will be my main goal this session," stated Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield). "I am looking forward to the Ways and Means Committee hearings in December so I can learn more about the various property tax proposals. I am confident that homeowners' property tax

[r53] Cherry Chat: Some Thoughts on the Property Tax Issue (8/7/2007)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Start Date: 8/7/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/7/2007Unless you have been completely removed from newspapers, television, radio, and your neighbors in the past few months, you know that property taxes are on every Hoosier's mind. Many farmers and business owners have been complaining about property tax increases and injustice in the system for a long time. Now

[r53] Auto Dealerships to Offer Some BMV Functions (7/21/2007)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Start Date: 7/21/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/21/2007In order to improve customer service at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has worked with Governor Mitch Daniels and BMV Commissioner Ron Stiver to partner the state with Dellen Automotive Family of Greenfield. The agreement will allow the auto dealer

[r53] Interim Study Committees Begin (7/20/2007)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Start Date: 7/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/20/2007(STATEHOUSE) July 20, 2007 - State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) has been assigned to two statutory study commissions and committees aimed at preparing the General Assembly for important issues that will likely be discussed during the next legislative session. He was assigned by House leaders to

[r53] Property Tax Plan Statement (7/12/2007)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Start Date: 7/12/2007 All DayEnd Date: 7/12/2007The following is a statement from Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) regarding the House Republican plan to relieve Hoosier property taxpayers: "It is extremely important that we find a long-term solution to the property tax situation and not just create another two-year, Band-Aid solution. When we

[r53] Rep. Cherry Joins Lt. Gov. Skillman in Awarding a $525,000 Grant to the Town of Carthage (6/1/2007)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Start Date: 6/1/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/1/2007 The Town of Carthage will improve their existing water distribution system. After nearly 70 years of use, the well system will be upgraded to a 150,000 gallon water storage tank, and there will also be a variety of water meter replacements. "By enhancing the existing water system, the people of Carthage will

[r53] Cherry Chat: The 2007 Legislative Session has Adjourned (4/30/2007)

Monday, April 30, 2007

Start Date: 4/30/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2007 Perhaps the most pressing issue we dealt with is finding a solution to the ever-growing problem of rising property taxes. About a week ago, the Legislative Services Agency released some disturbing news-property taxes are expected to rise by nearly 24 percent, contrary to the previous estimate of an already

[r53] Legislative Session Draws to a Close (4/29/2007)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Start Date: 4/29/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/29/2007 "I voted against the budget because it did not provide enough property tax relief or immediate property tax relief for homeowners who are facing increases of nearly 24 percent this year," said Cherry. "The budget would have forced homeowners to pay these high property tax bills and then send them relief in

[r53] Legislators Request Study Committee on Student Loan Practices (4/27/2007)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Start Date: 4/27/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/27/2007(Statehouse) April 27, 2007-Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Representative Peggy Welch (D-Bloomington) have requested an Interim Study Committee to investigate student loan lender practices in Indiana. They hope the measure will help increase competition among student loan lenders. "Keeping the

[r53] Cherry Chat: The end is near, but the real work has just begun (4/12/2007)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Start Date: 4/12/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/12/2007 At this stage in the legislative process, introduced bills have been heard and voted on in their house of origin and heard and voted on in the opposite house. Now the bills will return to their house of origin where the author of the legislation will have the opportunity to concur with any changes that were

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Rep. Cherry participates in a charity drive to benefit the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.