Woody Burton

Woody Burton

Representative | District 58

Contact Information

Phone: 317-232-9648

Phone: 1-800-382-9841

Email: h58@iga.in.gov

Press Contact

Kim Heffner

Phone: 317-234-9016

Email: kim.heffner@iga.in.gov

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It is an honor and a privilege to represent House District 58. Our district contains rural, urban and small town environments just minutes away from Indianapolis, which makes it very unique. It is my goal to work with constituents to maintain our great schools, affordable housing and positive employment opportunities in House District 58. My website has been designed to give you information on our district, to assist you in navigating state government and to inform you of the issues I am working on. Please feel free to contact me with any issues, concerns or comments.

Sincerely,

Woody Burton
State Representative
House District 58

Indiana House of Representatives: 1988- Present

House District 58: Greenwood, New Whiteland, Whiteland and Clark Township

Address: 69 Meadow Lane, Whiteland, IN 46184

Telephone:

  • Toll-free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
  • Direct line: (317) 232-9648

Committees:

  • Financial Institutions Committee, Chairman
  • Education Committee
  • Elections and Apportionment Committee
  • Insurance Committee
  • Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee

Occupation: Real Estate Broker, Carpenter Realtors

Education:

  • Graduate Realtor (GRI)
  • Reppert School of Auctioneering
  • Certified Residential Broker (CRB)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Community Activities:

  • Greenwood Chamber of Commerce member
  • National Association of Realtors member
  • Indianapolis Board of Realtors member
  • Involved in the Masonic Lodge, Murat & Franklin Shrine Clubs, and Scottish Rite, 33rd degree

State Representative Woody Burton has been a key player in promoting positive change for Indiana since joining the state Legislature in 1988.

One of Rep. Burton’s legislative priorities has been to permanently repeal property taxes in Indiana. During the 2007 session, he was instrumental in passing legislation that capped property taxes. In 2010, he supported legislation to allow a constitutional amendment to permanently cap property taxes on the November 2010 ballot.

In addition to property tax relief, Rep. Burton has been diligent in working to improve the mortgage industry through improving foreclosure prevention programs, increasing land bank opportunities and instituting tax incentives for businesses to renovate empty buildings.

Rep. Burton was also the driving force behind the “In God We Trust” state license plate and is proud that Hoosiers have the option to acquire this plate at no extra charge. More than two million Hoosiers have already purchased this plate.

During the 2013 legislative session Rep. Burton authored legislation that removes the requirement that the person whose name appears on the vehicle registration must sign it. Rep. Burton received multiple phone calls from people who had been given a hefty ticket for failing to sign their vehicle registration; an infraction which they were unaware even existed. As the result of this law, individuals who fail to sign their vehicle registration will no longer be subject to a Class C infraction.

Rep. Burton also coauthored legislation that focuses on bullying in schools. After hearing numerous cases of students taking their own lives as a result of bullying, Rep. Burton felt compelled to act. This new law requires the Department of Education to develop guidelines to assist school corporations in establishing bullying prevention programs, reporting procedures and disciplinary rules.

Over the years, Rep. Burton has received the following awards:

  • “Legislator of the Year Award” from the Indiana Bankers Association
  • Appreciation Award from the Indiana Driver’s School Association
  • “Indiana Chamber Voice of Indiana Business Award” from the Indiana Small Business Council of Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • “Outstanding Hoosier Legislator” from Indiana Credit Union League
  • “Youth Advocate Award” from Johnson County Youth Services
  • “Autism Commitment Award” from Indiana Autism Community
  • “Recognition of Outstanding leadership & Devotion of Service to Hoosier Veterans and their Families”
  • “Legislator of the Year” from Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers
  • “Appreciation for Support & Dedication Award” from Indiana Fire Caucus
  • “Appreciation Award” from Disabled American Veterans
  • “American Family Association Award”
  • “Certificate of Appreciation” Central Nine Career Center
  • “Caleb B. Smith Medal” from The Grand Masonic Lodge of Indiana
  • “Outstanding State Representative” from the Indiana Retired Teachers Association
  • “Award for Legislative Excellence” from the Indiana Manufacturers Association
  • “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations

Rep. Burton and his wife, Volly, have been married for 33 years and are active members of Franklin Memorial Christian Church. They also work together in the real estate brokerage business. The couple has three children and six grandchildren. The legislative branch of government is a family affair for the Burtons. His brother, Dan Burton, served as the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th Congressional District for 30 years.

House District 58 consists of the northeast corner of Johnson County in central Indiana.

Budget brings largest increase to education funding in state’s history

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

STATEHOUSE - Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), announced the end of session, or Sine Die, on Wednesday evening with many accomplished priorities for the House Republicans. State Representatives Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) applaud the success of the House Republican agenda, which was

Not a license to discriminate

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), was recently signed into law by the Governor and has generated much discussion throughout the state and beyond. As legislators who voted for RFRA, we think it is important to clarify what this bill does and show why this is needed in Indiana. RFRA establishes a judicial standard of review which

Bill to assist dyslexic students passes Senate

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

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored House Bill (HB) 1108, which passed the Senate unanimously. The bill more clearly defines dyslexia and provides resources for teachers to more easily identify the disorder in students. “This legislation will better equip teachers to address the learning needs of dyslexic

Rep. Burton honors families of fallen soldiers

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

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored a resolution recognizing the families of Indiana’s soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The resolution passed the House unanimously. “These Hoosier men and women have paid the ultimate price for our country’s freedom, and they deserve to be

Bill to assist dyslexic students passes Senate committee

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

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored House Bill (HB) 1108, which passed the Senate Education and Career Development Committee unanimously. The bill more clearly defines dyslexia and provides resources for teachers to more easily identify the disorder in students. The Indiana chapter of Decoding Dyslexia, an organization that

Protecting our children’s education

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I am sure many of you are aware of the recent events at an Indiana school in which fifth and sixth grade students wrote essays about their thoughts on education in Indiana. The teacher then distributed her students’ letters to several state officials, informing all recipients that the students were not coached in their writing and did their own

Bill to assist dyslexic students passes the House

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, February 5, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored House Bill (HB) 1108 which more clearly defines dyslexia and provides resources for teachers to identify students with the disorder. The bill passed out of the House with a unanimous vote. “One in five people in the U.S. are dyslexic to some degree,” said Rep. Burton. “This

Rep. Burton applauds bill to encourage teacher innovation

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), a member of the House Education Committee, applauds House Bill (HB) 1009 which was heard by the committee on Tuesday. The bill encourages teacher innovation by allowing teachers and administrators the ability to develop a plan to improve educational performance and student outcomes. The bill is

Education is Indiana’s top priority

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, January 30, 2015

I recently hosted town hall meetings in Johnson County. We had great discussions about our state budget and education among other topics. This session we will work to increase education funding while fixing the funding formula, reducing overhead, focusing dollars on the classroom and providing hard-working teachers with a tax credit. The General Assembly

House resolution honors three-war veteran

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Monday, January 12, 2015

STATEHOUSE – State Representatives John Price (R-Greenwood) and Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) honored Robert Hyatt with House Concurrent Resolution 2, recognizing him for his years of dedicated service to his country and his state. The resolution passed the House unanimously. Robert Hyatt was also presented with a Sagamore of the Wabash on behalf of

[r58] Rep. Burton appointed Chairman of Financial Institutions Committee

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Thursday, December 4, 2014

STATEHOUSE — House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced standing committee assignments for the 119th General Assembly. Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) has been appointed Chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee. He will also serve on the Education,

[r58] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back

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

STATEHOUSE — On Organization Day, State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) 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 pleased to see legislators and staff, from both sides of the aisle,

[r58] Local community leader receives Indiana’s highest honor

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, October 3, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) presented Betty Davis, former executive director of the Social of Greenwood, with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. Betty received the award for her 34-year commitment to the organization at the annual Gala Senior Prom. “I am honored to present this prestigious award to Betty,” said Rep.

[r58] Rep. Burton appointed to three interim committees

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, June 27, 2014

STATEHOUSE — “I am honored to be appointed as chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Pension Management Oversight. In addition, I will also serve on the Interim Study Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance and the Military Base Planning Council. “Summer study committees play an essential role in establishing the foundation

[r58] Rep. Burton supports young entrepreneurs at Lemonade Day

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Friday, May 30, 2014

STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) joined young entrepreneurs at the Statehouse on Friday to celebrate Lemonade Day. “Lemonade Day is a national educational initiative dedicated to teaching kids how to start, own and operate their own business,” said Rep. Burton. “Through the program, kids learn about

[r58] Rep. Burton celebrates the signing of retirement relief bills (4/4/2014)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Start Date: 4/4/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 4/4/2014 Rep. Burton celebrates the signing of retirement relief bills STATEHOUSE — House Enrolled Acts (HEAs) 1074 and 1075, authored by State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), were both signed into law by Governor Mike Pence today. HEA 1074 will provide a 13th check, which is a

[R58] Juvenile Court Judge Marla Clark visits Johnson County State Representatives (3/12/2014)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Start Date: 3/12/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/12/2014 STATEHOUSE — State Representatives Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) welcomed Johnson County Juvenile Court Judge Marla Clark to the Statehouse on Tuesday. Judge Clark has served as Johnson County’s Juvenile Court Judge for nine years. “Judge Clark has a

[R58] 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 Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and fellow state representatives welcomed a group of House pages on Thursday as part of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Page Day. Rep. Burton was joined by Autumn Peterson of Greenwood. “I support the FFA mission to

[R58] Rep. Burton 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 Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) 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

[R58] Reps. Burton and Price welcome Johnson County Purdue Extension to the Statehouse (1/16/2014)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Start Date: 1/16/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/16/2014STATEHOUSE— State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) met with tworepresentatives from the Johnson County Purdue Extension at the Statehouse onTuesday.Purdue’s Cooperative Extension Service offersprogramming related to agriculture, natural resources, human

[R58] Rep. Burton 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 share the governor’s view that we must keep working to make Indiana the best place to start and build a business. In particular, I agree that a phasing out of the business personal property tax is an important, competitive measure to attract new employers who

[R58] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back (11/19/2013)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Start Date: 11/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 11/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating sporting equipment and other items to the Special Olympics of Indiana today at the Statehouse.

[R58] Rep. Burton: Discussing dyslexia (9/19/2013)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Start Date: 9/19/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 9/19/2013 Th is i s wah t mnay dys lxe ics wh en see rea ding. You may not know what the previous sentence says, but one in five people do – that’s the number of people in the U.S. who are dyslexic to some degree. According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a

[R58] Rep. Burton awarded prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor (7/3/2013)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Start Date: 7/3/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/3/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). This award is presented annually to American citizens who exemplify the values of the American way of

[R58] Rep. Burton appointed to four interim committees (6/27/2013)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Start Date: 6/27/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/27/2013 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) has been appointed to serve on the Commission on Education, Interim Study Committee on Driver Education, Military Base Planning Council and Pension Management Oversight Commission. “I am humbled to be

[R58] Rep. Burton shows support for pro-jobs legislation (6/26/2013)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Start Date: 6/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 6/26/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — The Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) released its scorecard for the 2013 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. The scorecard measures how often individual members of the Indiana House and Senate vote in support of positions advocated by

[R58] Rep. Burton and Sen. Walker host town halls in Johnson County (5/1/2013)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Start Date: 5/1/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 5/1/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) will be hosting two town hall meetings in Johnson County. What: Town hall with Rep. Burton and Sen. Walker When: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

[R58] Legislative session wrap-up (4/30/2013)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Start Date: 4/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM It is hard to believe that another legislative session has come and gone. I am proud of the accomplishments of the 118th General Assembly and would like to share with you four particular bills of interest: House Enrolled Acts (HEA) 1080, 1082, 1084 and 1423. HEA 1080 passed

[R58] 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

[R58] Center Grove student receives prestigious award at the Statehouse (4/15/2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Start Date: 4/15/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/15/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) congratulates Hollis Van Fossen of Greenwood for receiving the 2013 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship today. The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills, high

[R58] Johnson Co. native receives highest Indiana honor (4/9/2013)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Start Date: 4/9/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/9/2013 STATEHOUSE — State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) joined Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday to present Maribeth Alspach, a Johnson Co. native, with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. The award is one of the most esteemed honors the Governor of Indiana can bestow. It is presented to

[R58] Rep. Burton appointed to ALEC Financial Services Subcommittee (4/9/2013)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Start Date: 4/9/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/9/2013 STATEHOUSE — The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has appointed State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) as co-chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee. This subcommittee is an advisory body to the larger Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force. ALEC

[R58] Addressing the concerns of local teachers (4/8/2013 - 4/9/2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Start Date: 4/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/9/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Recently, Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) and I met with Johnson County teachers at Whiteland Community High School. Teachers from all over the district attended, and I was very pleased with the turnout. It’s no surprise that teachers are very well represented at the

[R58] New law eliminates signature requirement on vehicle registration (4/8/2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Start Date: 4/8/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/8/2013 STATEHOUSE — House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1082, authored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and coauthored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford), was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence this week. “This issue was brought to my attention by a constituent who was

[R58] Johnson Co. resident honored as Principal of the Year at the Statehouse (4/2/2013)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start Date: 4/2/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 4/2/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) recently brought House Concurrent Resolution 31 to the House floor to honor Terry Magnuson, principal of Pleasant Crossing Elementary School in Whiteland. Magnuson was named the Indiana Association of School

[R58] Bill regarding IEDC transparency 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 — State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) sponsored legislation regarding the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), which passed the Indiana House on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. Senate Bill (SB) 162 requires that IEDC incentive agreements

Senate Bill 582 passes through the Indiana House (3/21/2013)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Start Date: 3/21/2013 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 3/21/2013 End Time: 12:00 PMSenate Bill 582 passes through the Indiana House STATEHOUSE — Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) is pleased to see Senate Bill (SB) 582 pass through the Indiana House today with a vote of 84-8. SB 582 will allow the governing board of a county hospital, a municipal

[R58] Addressing public pensions (3/12/2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Start Date: 3/12/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 3/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Two bills cosponsored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) passed through the Indiana House today. Senate Bill (SB) 228, a bill regarding the Indiana Public Retirement System, passed the House with a 94- 0 vote. A second bill, SB 526, deals with

[R58] Rep. Burton hosts town halls in Johnson County (2/28/2013)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Start Date: 2/28/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/28/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) will be hosting several town hall meetings in Johnson County. What: Town Hall with Rep. Burton and Sen. Walker When: Monday, March 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Whiteland Town Hall Building, 549

[R58] 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 Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) 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

[R58] Legislation co-authored by Rep. Burton passes the House (2/25/2013)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Start Date: 2/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Several pieces of legislation co-authored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) passed the Indiana House of Representatives on third reading on Monday, which was the deadline to pass bills out of their first House of origin. House Bill (HB)

[R58] Rep. Burton authors amendment regarding school employee paycheck deductions (2/22/2013)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Start Date: 2/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored an amendment to House Bill (HB) 1334 regarding school employee paycheck deductions. The amendment passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday with a 64-33 vote. “In its original form,

[R58] 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 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Senate Bill (SB) 319, sponsored by State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and cosponsored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Monday with a unanimous vote. SB 319 is the first piece of

[R58] 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

[R58] House supports teachers and police officers with thirteenth check (2/12/2013)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Start Date: 2/12/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/12/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored legislation regarding pension thirteenth checks, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The bill is coauthored by State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), Ed Clere

[R58] Reps. Burton and Price host town hall in Franklin (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 STATEHOUSE — State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) will be hosting a town hall meeting in Franklin on Friday, Feb. 15. What: Town Hall with Reps. Burton and Price When: Friday, Feb. 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Where:

[R58] Rep. Burton addresses financial issues (2/7/2013)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Start Date: 2/7/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/7/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored legislation regarding financial institutions and consumer credit, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. House Bill (HB) 1081 makes a variety of changes to current law

[R58] Moving on to bigger issues (2/1/2013)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Start Date: 2/1/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 2/1/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM You could hardly turn on the news this week without hearing about Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller and his wife Jennifer who rescued an injured fawn and nursed it back to health. I received many emails from concerned constituents who believe that the couple was doing

[R58] Legislation aimed at securing transactions passes through the House (1/30/2013)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Start Date: 1/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative John Price (R- Greenwood) authored legislation with provisions to Indiana’s current Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). House Bill (HB) 1224 passed through the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The bill

[R58] Legislation aimed at securing transactions passes through the House (1/30/2013)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Start Date: 1/30/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/30/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE – State Representative John Price (R- Greenwood) authored legislation with provisions to Indiana’s current Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). House Bill (HB) 1224 passed through the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The bill

[R58] Bill regarding vehicle registration passes House (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 Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored legislation regarding vehicle registration, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday with a 91 to 5 vote. The bill is coauthored by State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford).

[R58] Rep. Burton: Jobs, education and fiscal integrity are top issues from Governor’s address (1/25/2013)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Start Date: 1/25/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/25/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM Mike Pence was sworn in earlier this month as the 50th governor of Indiana and recently delivered his State of the State address. The governor’s speech highlighted issues that are of the utmost importance to the Legislature: jobs, education and fiscal integrity. Gov.

[R58] Rep. Burton: Legislation passes through the House (1/24/2013)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Date: 1/24/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 1/24/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — Two pieces of legislation that State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) authored were passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives on Wednesday. House Bill (HB) 1079, authored by Rep. Burton, creates a 20 year expiration date (instead of 10 years under

[R58] Reps. Burton and Price welcome Johnson County Purdue Extension to the Statehouse (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 Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and John Price (R-Greenwood) met with representatives from the Johnson County Purdue Extension at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Purdue Extension offers a variety of programs to Hoosiers in the areas of agriculture and

[R58] House Page Program now accepting pages for 2013 session (12/28/2012)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Start Date: 12/28/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 12/28/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. “The House

[R58] Rep. Burton presents first check to fraud victim (8/23/2012)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Start Date: 8/23/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/23/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) joined Secretary of State Connie Lawson Thursday at the Statehouse to present the first securities fraud victim a check from the Securities Restitution Fund. Steve Brodie received a check for $15,000 after being the

[R58] Greenwood man receives Golden Hoosier Award (8/16/2012)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Start Date: 8/16/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/16/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman presented Golden Hoosier Awards to 26 senior citizens at the Indiana State Fair. The award was established by Lt. Gov. Skillman in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to acknowledge and

[R58] Rep. Burton leads Pension Management Oversight Commission (8/16/2012)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Start Date: 8/16/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 8/16/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) serves as chairman of the Pension Management Oversight Commission (PMOC). PMOC is charged with studying topics related to pensions, annuities and retirement benefits for public employees, teachers and public safety

[R58] Prolonged drought affects all Hoosiers (7/19/2012 - 7/20/2012)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Start Date: 7/19/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AMEnd Date: 7/20/2012 End Time: 11:59 PMSTATEHOUSE – State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) wants the community to know that since Johnson County was recently deemed a natural disaster area by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), residents may qualify for help. “The lack of rain and record

[R58] Rep. Burton designated as a "Pro-Jobs" legislator (7/11/2012 - 7/12/2012)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Start Date: 7/11/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM End Date: 7/12/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM STATEHOUSE — The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) as having a 97 percent when it comes to legislation creating jobs in Indiana. “I continue to work hard to pass

[r58] Rep. Burton appointed to serve as chair of Pension Management Oversight Committee (6/29/2012 - 6/30/2012)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Start Date: 6/29/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 6/30/2012 End Time: 4:00 AMSTATEHOUSE – Rep. Woody Burton (R–Whiteland) was appointed to serve as chair of the Pension Management Oversight Commission. He will also serve as a member of the Military Base Planning Council and the Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. “I look forward to

[R58] Burton Banner: Break the rules, lose privileges (4/3/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Start Date: 4/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 4/3/2012 Johnson County During session, specialty license plates were a big topic of conversation. The last time you visited your local BMV, you may have noticed all the many different specialty license plates the state offers to Hoosier drivers. We have plates from various universities, military branches and

[R58] Rep. Burton represents HD 58 with perfect voting record (4/3/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Start Date: 4/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 4/3/2012 Johnson County State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) ended the 2012 legislative session with a 100 percent voting attendance record. “As a state legislator, you do more than just cast a vote,” said Rep. Burton, “you are meeting or taking phone calls from constituents, working with staff,

[R58] Rep. Burton Stands Up for Religious Freedom (4/3/2012)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Start Date: 4/3/2012 All DayEnd Date: 4/3/2012 Johnson County State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) joined pro-life religious leaders and public figures in extolling the virtues of the First Amendment on Friday at the Statehouse. There he called upon Hoosiers to stand up for religious freedom in light of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

[r58] Highlights from the 2012 legislative session (3/27/2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Start Date: 3/27/2012 All DayEnd Date: 3/27/2012 Johnson County After an unpredictable start, the final week of session was appropriately hectic as both chambers worked together to pass legislation before the week’s end. Nevertheless, we ended a productive session for the 117th General Assembly just before 2 a.m. early Saturday. Throughout the final

[r58] Rep. Burton's Johnson County Superior Court legislation signed by Gov. Daniels (3/16/2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Start Date: 3/16/2012 End Date: 3/16/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation adding a long-awaited fourth Johnson County Superior Court judge was signed into law by Governor Mitch Daniels Thursday. After petitioning the Commission on Courts during the previous interim, the commission determined Johnson

[r58] Highlights from the 2012 legislative session (3/16/2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Start Date: 3/16/2012End Date: 3/16/2012 After an unpredictable start, the final week of session was appropriately hectic as both chambers worked together to pass legislation before the week’s end. Nevertheless, we ended a productive session for the 117th General Assembly just before 2 a.m. early Saturday. Throughout the final week, I was pleased to

[r58] Rep. Burton to Hold Town Hall Meetings (3/15/2012)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Start Date: 3/15/2012End Date: 3/15/2012 STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) will be holding a series of town hall meetings on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, March 31 to wrap up the issues important to the 2012 legislative session and surrounding communities. Topics will include economic development, education reform, public safety

[r58] Rep. Burton Speaks on Completion of 2012 Legislative Session (3/10/2012)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Start Date: 3/10/2012End Date: 3/10/2012 STATEHOUSE—“Although session started a little rough with passionate debates and Democrat walkouts, we were able to end on a positive note. We did so by taking a stand for the rights of Hoosiers. We fought for their right to work, live and raise a family in a state that continues to flourish in the right

[r58] Rep. Burton's bills on the fast track to becoming law (3/9/2012)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Start Date: 3/9/2012 End Date: 3/9/2012 STATEHOUSE—Multiple pieces of legislation authored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) are heading to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Included in this is legislation relating to abandonment procedure on mortgaged properties, the addition of a fourth judge in Johnson County

[r58] Rep. Burton's financial legislation signed by Governor Daniels (3/7/2012)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Start Date: 3/7/2012 End Date: 3/7/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation concerning financial institutions and consumer credit was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Mitch Daniels. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1239 updates and aligns various provisions of the Department of Financial Institution (DFI) and

[r58] Rep. Burton meets with Johnson County retired teachers (2/28/2012)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Start Date: 2/28/2012End Date: 2/28/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) met with members of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association from Johnson County today. The group was at the Statehouse for the organization’s annual legislative brunch. Rep. Burton and Rep. Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville) met with the group on the House Floor to

[r58] Rep. Burton's legislation passes final hurdles (2/27/2012)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Start Date: 2/27/2012 End Date: 2/27/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation adding a long-awaited fourth Johnson County Superior Court Judge – House Bill (HB) 1092 – has passed the Indiana Senate unanimously today. Another piece of legislation authored by Rep. Burton dealing with financial

[r58] Rep. Burton's public pensions legislation passes Senate (2/21/2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Start Date: 2/21/2012 End Date: 2/21/2012 STATEHOUSE—Legislation authored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) providing a 13th check to retired public employees passed out of the Senate unanimously today. House Bill (HB) 1123 would provide a one-time 13th check to members of the Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Public

[r58] A week of hustle and bustle (2/20/2012)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Start Date: 2/20/2012End Date: 2/20/2012 Another week has come and gone in the Indiana State legislature. Now that the Speaker has announced session will be ending a week early, I’m more than pleased to tell you that we’ve been working diligently to really get legislation moving along. We’ve had many committee meetings – in the House

[r58] Rep. Burton presents at insurance luncheon (2/17/2012)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Start Date: 2/17/2012End Date: 2/17/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) spoke at the Farmers Insurance Group legislative luncheon yesterday for the second year about this session’s legislative agenda and how attendees could get involved in the legislative process. “It is always an honor to speak to the Farmers Insurance

[r58] Rep. Burton's legislation moving along (2/16/2012)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Start Date: 2/16/2012 End Date: 2/16/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation dealing with abandoned properties passed another legislative hurdle passing out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary. House Bill (HB) 1238 would help expedite the foreclosure process for communities by allowing a creditor in a

[r58] Rep. Burton honors Super Bowl Host Committee (2/14/2012)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Start Date: 2/14/2012End Date: 2/14/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) along with his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives 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

[r58] Bill providing assistance to retired public employees passes Senate committee (2/10/2012)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Start Date: 2/10/2012End Date: 2/10/2012 STATEHOUSE—Legislation authored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) providing a 13th check to retired public employees passed out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously this week. “This legislation is aimed at helping those individuals who devoted their lives to public service, and I’m

[r58] Public service, a family affair (2/2/2012)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Start Date: 2/2/2012End Date: 2/2/2012 I want to start out this week in a slightly different tone than usual. I plan to brief you on all the legislation – and it was a lot – that passed through the House this week, but, first, I want to talk about my brother, Congressman Dan Burton. He began his career as an elected official in the Indiana House

[r58] Rep. Burton praises his brother for his many years of public service (2/1/2012)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Start Date: 2/1/2012End Date: 2/1/2012 STATEHOUSE—As United States Congressman Dan Burton(R-Ind.) announced his retirement on the Indiana House floor today, State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) congratulated his older brother for his more than 40 years of public service. “My brother has been a true leader to his state, and to this nation, and I

[r58] Bill adding a fourth judge in Johnson County passes House (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 STATEHOUSE—Johnson County could finally get a long-awaited fourth judge in their Superior Court thanks to Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation that passed the Indiana House of Representatives late last night. Following a hearing before the Commission on Courts during the previous interim, House

[r58] Session is gaining steam (1/31/2012)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Start Date: 1/31/2012End Date: 1/31/2012 One of the greatest aspects about the democratic process is the discussion and debate among both elected officials and the public. While these past few weeks have been hectic around the Statehouse, the protestors’ voices concerning Right to Work (RTW) were heard throughout the building, and I respect their

[r58] Rep. Burton's legislation moving along (1/30/2012)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Start Date: 1/30/2012 End Date: 1/30/2012 STATEHOUSE—Two pieces of legislation dealing with abandoned property and credit unions, which were both authored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), passed out of the Indiana House today. House Bill (HB) 1238 will help expedite the foreclosure process by allowing a creditor in a residential

[r58] Bill providing 13th check to retired public employees passed House (1/27/2012)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Date: 1/27/2012End Date: 1/27/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton’s (R-Whiteland) legislation providing a 13th check to retired public employees passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives this week with a 82-2 vote. House Bill (HB) 1123 would provide a one-time 13th check to members of the Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement

[r58] Keeping busy in House Committees (1/25/2012)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start Date: 1/25/2012End Date: 1/25/2012 In a change of pace, Minority Leader Pat Bauer (D-South Bend) took a break from his walkout to address House Republicans on the House Floor last week. Unfortunately, he was there only to deliver a message on behalf of the Democrats still caucusing behind closed doors. Rep. Bauer addressed the proposed amendments to

[r58] Rep. Burton honors Marty Chitwood (1/24/2012)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Start Date: 1/24/2012End Date: 1/24/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) honored Marty Chitwood today for her years of dedicated service and commitment to the children of Indiana. Marty Chitwood has dedicated her life to helping children. Her work began in the 1960s as a secretary at V. O. Isom Elementary School in Greenwood. Although she

[r58] Burton Banner: Stay for the debate, stay to vote (1/13/2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Start Date: 1/13/2012End Date: 1/13/2012 The 2012 legislative session was scheduled to get underway last Wednesday, but as I’m sure you’ve heard, the Democrats failed to show. For the record, 16 out of the past 20 years, the Democrats have held the control of the House. Never have the Republican minority shut down the democratic process in such

[r58] Rep. Burton reacts to State of the State Address (1/11/2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start Date: 1/11/2012End Date: 1/11/2012“Gov. Daniels said some great things tonight and he set some high goals for us this year. In the past seven years, he has done a profound job for Indiana, and, while not all decisions were easy, he has put our state on the right track. After some bumps at the beginning of this session, I hope that we can get

[r58] Rep. Burton holds successful Town Hall Meetings (1/10/2012)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Start Date: 1/10/2012End Date: 1/10/2012 STATEHOUSE—Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) held two successful town hall meetings in the Johnson County community over the weekend. Between both meetings, Rep. Burton had 50-60 people in attendance to discuss various issues, with the hot topic being Right to Work (RTW) legislation. RTW is the reason behind the

[r58] Burton Banner: Walking out on responsibility (10/14/2011)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Start Date: 10/14/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/14/2011 Nevertheless, the House Democrats left for 35 consecutive days-the longest in state and national history. Indiana breaks records all the time, but that is a broken record I'd like to forget and never see repeated. Hoosiers across the state were demanding consequences for the actions of those members who

[r58] Burton Banner: Helping communities with blighted properties (10/13/2011)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Start Date: 10/13/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/13/2011As Indiana's economy continues to grow and improve, the sight of vacant buildings boarded up, abandoned and forlorn, is still an image we are being forced to see in many surrounding communities. Over the summer, I have been working to find solutions as to what can we do to help turn those buildings around

[r58] Rep. Burton to Hold Town Hall Meetings (10/6/2011)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Start Date: 10/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/6/2011State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) will be holding two town hall meetings on Saturday, October 15 to discuss various community concerns in order to better prepare for the upcoming legislative session. The meetings will serve as a town hall for the Franklin, Greenwood, New Whiteland and Whiteland areas. All

[r58] Rep. Burton Works to Ensure Public Employees Receive Deserved Pension (10/6/2011)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Start Date: 10/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 10/6/2011Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) and fellow members of the Pension Management Oversight Commission summer study committee met this week to discuss in length ways of preserving the retirement plans for teachers, police officers and firefighters. In attendance were numerous teachers, firefighters and police

[r58] Hoosier temperatures decline, economy rises (9/6/2011)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Start Date: 9/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/6/2011This summer has felt like one of Indiana's hottest summers we've had in a long time. We've seen so many consistent 90 degree weather days and the humidity has been off the charts. But fortunately, we have been lucky in having some days in the 80's and even in the 70's recently. It is refreshing to know that

[r58] Separating fact from fiction (9/6/2011)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Start Date: 9/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 9/6/2011Chain emails can be many things-complimentary, helpful, annoying and somewhere in between. I always try to read them when I can, because sometimes they spur a good conversation. I received one in particular last week, entitled "Letter by a Florida Teacher." You may have received it too. The letter was very

[r58] Rep. Burton congratulates local farms of 100+ years of services (8/10/2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Start Date: 8/10/2011 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2011Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) attended the Hoosier Homestead Award ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair as Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman presented more than 73 families with the award, recognizing some of Indiana's oldest family farms. In honor of Indiana's rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier

[r58] Burton Banner: Giving thanks, holiday or not (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 Twenty-one year old Waters, for those of you who also did not know him, joined the military in 2009. He did his basic training in Fort Benning, Ga. before being assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. Last

[r58] Lowering gas prices requires a change of thinking (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 Fuel prices have fluctuated drastically for several years now, and people are simply fed up. Personally, I am concerned that our nation is becoming more and more dependent on foreign oil and that dependence needs to be addressed. In the early 1960's, President John F. Kennedy stated: "I believe that this

[r58] Rep. Burton ranked as a "pro-jobs and pro-economy" legislator (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 "Although many issues come to light during session, the economy and creating jobs are what is most important," said Rep. Burton. "I worked diligently with my Republican colleagues this session to ensure Indiana stays on the right track and continues to lead the Midwest through this recession-jobs and a

[r58] Westwood Elementary among few schools with high ISTEP scores (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/25/2011 . English/language arts in grades 3-8 . Mathematics in grades 3-8 . Science in grades 4 and 6 . Social studies in grades 5 and 7 "The students at Westwood Elementary School should be very proud of themselves," said Rep. Burton. "Their scores show their profound effort, although they probably weren't thrilled

[r58] Rep. Burton assigned to interim study committees (7/6/2011)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Start Date: 7/6/2011 All DayEnd Date: 7/6/2011Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) was assigned today to several interim study committees in order to better address issues facing Hoosiers statewide. Those committees include the Pension Management Oversight Commission, Military Base Planning Council and the Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. "Session may

[r58] Raising taxes doesn't solve anything (6/24/2011)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Start Date: 6/24/2011 All DayEnd Date: 6/24/2011It seems like every time I attend a local event or open my morning paper I hear about another local government entity debating a referendum. When local officials need money to fund a project or construct a new building, it requires raising your property taxes to pay for it. By doing so, they are required to

[r58] Burton represents HD 58 with perfect voting record (5/5/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Start Date: 5/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/5/2011STATEHOUSE-State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) walked away this session with a 100 percent voting attendance record, something only a few legislators attained. Out of 647 votes recorded this past legislation session; Rep. Burton was present and voted for each one. "As a state representative, you do more than

[r58] Rep. Burton Delivers on Promises (5/2/2011)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Start Date: 5/2/2011 All DayEnd Date: 5/2/2011The 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. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) along with other House Republican legislators presented the 'Strengthen

[r58] Rep. Burton to Hold Town Hall Meetings (4/27/2011)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Start Date: 4/27/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/27/2011State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) will be holding three town hall meetings in May to wrap up the issues important to the 2011 legislative session and surrounding communities. Topics will include the state budget, redistricting, education reform and other legislative issues. Questions and comments regarding

[r58] The Burton Banner: Finding a fair way to address a real problem (4/25/2011)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Start Date: 4/25/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/25/2011 Local governments would also be effected since the bill would prohibit state agencies or political subdivisions from entering into or renewing a public contract with a contractor unless it contains provisions requiring a contractor to verify the legal status of newly hired employees. The contractor could also

[r58] Bill dealing with 2nd Amendment gets enacted (4/18/2011)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Start Date: 4/18/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/18/2011 "If the firearm is legally obtained by someone who has a legal permit, they should be able to carry that firearm in order to protect themselves. They shouldn't have to leave it at home because their employment doesn't agree with our gun laws-nor should they have to agree to leave it at home as an agreement

[r58] Continuing to Expand on Education Opportunities (4/15/2011)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Start Date: 4/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2011In a rare joint announcement, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) along with Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Governor Mitch Daniels announced their support for an additional $150 million investment in K-12 education emphasizing early learning opportunities for Hoosier

[r58] Doing your homework: What education reform is really about (4/8/2011)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Start Date: 4/8/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/8/2011I recently read a letter-to-the-editor in "The Daily Journal" that raised some real concerns about how people are looking at education reform. Nate Schellenberger, the President of the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), was the author if this particular letter. In his letter, Schellenberger claims that

[r58] Rep. Burton sponsors bill to protect employee's rights (4/5/2011)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Start Date: 4/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 4/5/2011State Rep. Woody Burton's (R-Whiteland) legislation to help protect employees' rights to carry a firearm to and from their place of employment passed out of the House today with a 80-17 vote. Last session, the General Assembly passed legislation to enable employees to carry a firearm in order to protect

[r58] Rep. Burton supports giving opportunity to Hoosier students (3/31/2011)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Start Date: 3/31/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2011Rep. Woody Burton (R- Greenwood) voted to support House Bill (HB) 1003, which passed out of the House Wednesday evening. HB 1003 was authored by Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) and co-authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). "I support this bill because it gives Hoosier families and students

[r58] Burton: House modifies state abortion regulations (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) supported legislation today that dealt with physician requirements for abortions and various other abortion matters. House Bill 1210 passed with a 72-23 vote. The bill would allow an abortion to be performed after the first trimester, but before the earlier of viability of

[r58] Burton: More jobs for Johnson County (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011 The multi-state health care system, formally known as the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, plans to invest $8.3 million to purchase, remodel and equip a 96,505 square-foot office building. "I appreciate Franciscan Alliance for making the choice to expand their business and bring more jobs to our

[r58] House Republicans put a stop to expensive budget changes (3/30/2011)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Start Date: 3/30/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2011State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) was floored on Tuesday when he received a more than 50-page document, outlining 349 amendments filed by House Democrats to make changes the state budget bill. House Republicans filed 12 amendments; House Democrats filed 337 amendments. "According to the Legislative

[r58] Burton helping to host public redistricting committees (3/22/2011)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Start Date: 3/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/22/2011STATEHOUSE-Members of the House and Senate Elections Committees, of which State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) is a member, are holding public hearings on redistricting in eight different locations through the state. Rep. Burton will be hosting the South Group, which includes: Friday, March 25th:

[r58] Debate will continue as Dems stay away (3/22/2011)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Start Date: 3/22/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/22/2011Debate, discussion and democracy are the most essential aspects of the legislative process. They come hand-in-hand-without one, the other two don't work. Monday marked the start of the fifth week to the House Democrat walkout. Their absence has halted all House action because we need at least seven Democrat

[r58] Moving in the right direction (3/16/2011)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start Date: 3/16/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/16/2011I am writing you today to once again discuss education reform in Indiana-more specifically, the issues concerning charter schools and collective bargaining. I truly believe that we are moving in the right direction, as I have done research and have received ample input from all sides. Yesterday, I read a

[r58] Rep. Burton honors Indiana National Guard (3/15/2011)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Start Date: 3/15/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/15/2011STATEHOUSE- During today's session, Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) and his fellow House Republican colleagues recognized the soldiers in the Indiana National Guard that are deploying in 2011. The National Guardsman that were present for today's ceremony were accompanied by Major General R. Martin Umbarger.

[r58] An Explanation on Education Issues (3/4/2011)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Start Date: 3/4/2011 All DayEnd Date: 3/4/2011This year education, labor and budget issues have created a perfect storm for major problems not only in Indiana, but across the nation. My number one goal is and always has been to provide the best possible educational opportunities for all of our children. Saying that, I want to share with you my thoughts,

[r58] No room for misconceptions (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011 So far we have discussed ways to increase entrepreneurial programs, address student tuition issues and make charter schools more available to Hoosier students. Out of that list, charter schools are the main issue still stirring up a lot of discussion. Critics continue to say tax dollars shouldn't be going to

[r58] Rep. Burton's bill would lower taxpayer burden (2/17/2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start Date: 2/17/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/17/2011

[r58] Charter Schools Make Waves (2/11/2011)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Start Date: 2/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/11/2011 Charter schools are set up similar to most public schools. However, some cater to special needs or specific subjects, but all are held to the same accountability as traditional public schools. The charter schools in Indiana have been quite successful. The concept began in 2001 when we passed legislation to

[r58] Bill would allow jails to return unused medication (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 Counties that currently dispense medications in packs may be able to reduce costs of medications if they would be able to return unused portions to the dispensing pharmacy. "Allowing county jails to return unused medication would also be a cost saving measure for taxpayers," said Rep. Burton. "They would also

[r58] Rep. Burton votes to protect public funds (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 "This legislation would put into effect additional security to ensure bank customers' money is safe no matter what happens to the bank itself." Members from the Indiana Board of Depositories, Indiana Bankers Association and Indiana Department of Financial Institutions showed their support for the bill during

[r58] Staying strong while moving along (2/7/2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Start Date: 2/7/2011 All DayEnd Date: 2/7/2011 At the start of session, we announced the beginning of a new committee whose sole responsibility would be to reduce government. In Indiana, we have too many laws and regulations that only bog down employers, schools and local governments. We have to take a stand and stop the practice of continuing to duplicate

[r58] Making Indiana better, one bill at a time (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011 I have heard many concerns regarding alcohol displays in stores. And I agree with them because we have had too many occurrences where minors walk out of big box stores with liquor in hand. Cigarettes are behind the counter and out of the reach of minors, why should alcohol be treated any different? House Bill

[r58] Rep. Burton supports "Texting and Driving Ban" (1/26/2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Date: 1/26/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/26/2011 "I have received so much support for this legislation," said Rep. Burton. "We passed legislation two year ago banning teens from texting and driving-because that was where the greater need was, at the time. This year, we were able to take a closer look at banning all Hoosier drivers from texting." In 2009,

[r58] Rep. Burton: Having a Discussion Matters (1/11/2011)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start Date: 1/11/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/11/2011 Many of you were able to come to the town hall meetings-those that were able to tough out the cold weather - many thanks for your input and questions. I have held these town hall meetings before, during and after each session to get your input in order to better serve you as your state representative. For

[r58] Rep. Burton Appointed to House Committees (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011 "I appreciate the Speaker and our leadership for giving me the opportunity to be a part of these committees and I look forward to getting to work come January," said Rep. Burton today. "These are all committees that I have a huge interest in and feel that I can contribute to in a way that will benefit all

[r58] Rep. Burton Named Chairman of Financial Institutions (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011

[r58] Rep. Burton: Fiscal Discipline leads to Job Creation (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011 Indiana's independent actuary, Milliman, recently found the fiscal impact of the federal health care law to be nearly $3.6 billion over the next 10 years, with an immediate impact of nearly $100 million. Our plan is to work with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the 19 other states as they challenge the

[r58] Rep. Burton: What Hoosiers need now are jobs (1/5/2011)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start Date: 1/5/2011 All DayEnd Date: 1/5/2011

[r58] Rep. Burton Celebrates Statehood Day (12/10/2010)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Start Date: 12/10/2010 All DayEnd Date: 12/10/2010 The essay competition was open to any Indiana fourth-grade public, private or home-schooled student. More than 2,800 essays were submitted for this year's contest. "It was a privilege for me to be a part of today's celebration and to see students like Jack Poynter be honored for all their hard work. A big

[r58] Franklin company announces expansion (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010 Rexam manufactures plastic packaging for the health care, closures and personal care industries, along with aluminum beverage cans and already employs more than 100 associates in Franklin and will immediately begin to hire additional help for manufacturing and supervisory positions. "I couldn't be happier

[r58] Hoosiers' rights to political yard signs (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010 The overall point of this legislation was to ensure you have the right to voice your opinion-whether that be through a certain individual or political group. However, since the law does not take effect July 1, some neighborhood associations may not allow you to display yard signs for the May primary. If you

[r58] 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. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) took home a victory 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 funds to

[r58] Rep. Burton continues to support flexibility in education (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010It shouldn't come as a surprise that our state faces one of the the worst economic climate seen in recent history. These challenges will not be easy to overcome and nothing will be fixed over night.So, like everyone else, we must make tough decisions-even if it means making slight cuts in education. While

[r58] Rep. Burton encourages youth to get involved (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) 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 revitalize historic buildings,

[r58] Rep. Burton supports helping victims of fraud (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010 Homeowners who trusted American Escrow to make their tax and insurance payments on time, discovered their escrow accounts were drained and taxes and insurance bills left unpaid, through no fault of their own. Last session, House Enrolled Act 1332 was passed by the Indiana General Assembly to provide victims

[r58] The end of session is near (4/26/2010)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Start Date: 4/26/2010 All DayEnd Date: 4/26/2010 With this week being the last week, we will mostly spend time in conference committees. The conference committees are perhaps the most significant part of the legislative process. In addition to providing the opportunity to work out a compromise bill, they give legislation a chance to come back or be

[r58] Rep. Burton Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Heroes (2/15/2010)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Start Date: 2/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/15/2010

[r58] Rep. Burton supports flexible funding for schools (2/4/2010)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Start Date: 2/4/2010 All DayEnd Date: 2/4/2010

[r58] Burton votes to protect Hoosier safety (1/29/2010)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Start Date: 1/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2010

[r58] Rep. Burton: Moving forward with your help (1/29/2010)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Start Date: 1/29/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2010

[r58] Rep. Burton Reacts to State of the State Address (1/20/2010)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Start Date: 1/20/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/20/2010

[r58] Rep. Burton: 2010 Session is Full of Surprises (1/15/2010)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Start Date: 1/15/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/15/2010

[r58] Reps. Burton and Frizzell Proud of Local Educators (1/14/2010)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Date: 1/14/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/14/2010

[r58] Rep. Burton embraces the Page Program (1/12/2010)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start Date: 1/12/2010 All DayEnd Date: 1/12/2010

[r58] State Fair Hosting Job Fair (6/4/2009)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Start Date: 6/4/2009 All DayEnd Date: 6/4/2009

[r58] UI Bill Completely Unacceptable (5/19/2009)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Start Date: 5/19/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/19/2009 Six hundred and fifty million dollars in increased state taxes will be created by raising the wage base from $7,000 to $9,500. Add to that $50 million in federal tax increases on Indiana employers in 2010-from reduced federal Unemployment Tax credits to employers. This totals $700 million in tax increases

[r58] Bill Would Toughen Regulations for Mortgage Industries (5/13/2009)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Start Date: 5/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/13/2009STATEHOUSE - House Enrolled Act 1646, authored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood), was signed by the governor Tuesday to provide strict requirements for licensed mortgage brokers and principal managers. "For years, there have been some dishonest people creating deals that put hard working Hoosiers in over

[r58] Woodrow Wilson Fellows Will Address Math, Science Deficit in High-Need Schools (5/12/2009)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Start Date: 5/12/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/12/2009STATEHOUSE-Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) announced today that a Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship has been awarded to a resident from District 58. Ashley Westra of Greenwood was among the 59 teaching fellows selected to begin work this summer on master's degrees to prepare for math and science

[r58] Rep. Burton: What a Disappointment (5/5/2009)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Start Date: 5/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 5/5/2009The General Assembly should have made more tough decisions during the session. I understand that, in a troubling economy, tough decisions can be hard to make because no matter what you do, someone gets upset. But as legislators, it is our duty to make those decisions. Two of the session's biggest issues were

[r58] Sine Die (4/30/2009)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Start Date: 4/30/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2009State budget "We had plenty of time this session to pass a legitimate budget that would protect taxpayers now and in the future. However, in a last-minute rush to pass a budget, we were left with very poor options for a finalized budget. "The House Democrats wanted to spend our reserves and build federal

[r58] Bill Would Toughen Regulations for Mortgage Industries (4/27/2009)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Start Date: 4/27/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/27/2009 House Bill 1646 requires: # Mortgage loan originators and principle managers to be licensed, rather than registered, by the securities commissioner. # Licensed mortgage loan operators, principle managers and individuals associated with licensed loan brokers to submit fingerprints to the commissioner every

[r58] Rep. Burton Honors Student Hero (4/23/2009)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Start Date: 4/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/23/2009 On Jan. 14, swim practice for the 15-year-old Greenwood High School freshman started with a challenge from Coach Chas Grimm: Any swimmer who could beat him swimming underwater would get out of practice early. "Hannah accepted her coach's challenge, but three laps into the swim she realized something had gone

[r58] Rep. Burton Invites Local Minister to Offer Invocation (4/20/2009)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Start Date: 4/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/20/2009

[r58] Rep. Burton: A Sad Tax Day for Hoosiers (4/15/2009)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start Date: 4/15/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/15/2009 According to a poll taken earlier this month by Public Opinion Strategies, almost three-quarters of Hoosiers support the permanent constitutional property tax caps. Political leanings are irrelevant, the poll showed: 66 percent of Democrats support the caps, 72 percent of independents support them and more

[r58] House Republicans Call for Vote on SJR 1; House Democrats Adjourn (4/14/2009)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Start Date: 4/14/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/14/2009 Rather than allowing a vote on SJR 1, House Democrats immediately adjourned for the night. The House Republicans' Caps Clock showed about 1 day, 5 hours and 45 minutes left until the third-reading deadline when Rep. Davis presented House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer with a motion to suspend House rules for the

[r58] Rep. Burton Supports Incentives to Purchase Foreclosed Homes (4/9/2009)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Start Date: 4/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/9/2009 "Indiana has been hit hard with foreclosures and with the current economy, the housing market has greatly depleted," said Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood). "Now, potential homeowners can have the opportunity to not only buy a home, but also help redevelop their community and boost the struggling economy. This

[r58] Rep. Burton Supports Family Member Military Leave (4/2/2009)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Start Date: 4/2/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/2/2009(STATEHOUSE) April 2, 2009 - A bill to increase the number of additional family members who may be granted military leave from their employer, sponsored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood), passed unanimously out of the House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 356 includes the son, daughter or grandparent of a

[r58] Democrat April Fool's Joke: No Tax Caps This Year (4/1/2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Start Date: 4/1/2009 All DayEnd Date: 4/1/2009 "House Republicans are asking our colleagues across the aisle to join us in helping Hoosiers, by capping property taxes forever," said Rep. Burton. "Now is the time for House Democrats to stop pushing back the issue and start voting on the caps." On display with the House Republicans were several large pledge

[r58] Rep. Burton Supports Expansion of Tuition Exemption for Purple Heart Recipients (3/26/2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start Date: 3/26/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/26/2009 Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) co-sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives. Last year, the Indiana General Assembly created a law allowing Purple Heart recipients who served active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, to apply for the tuition and fee exemption. Senate Bill 39 will expand those eligible for

[r58] Rep. Burton Gives Thanks to Donald Peek Jr. (3/25/2009)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Start Date: 3/25/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/25/2009 "Donald has done so much for the veterans of Indiana by doing whatever is necessary to help them in any way he can," said Rep. Burton. "He has a true passion for what he does." Peek served in the Army and graduated from the Nike Hercules missile 24U20 Air Defense Training School at Fort Bliss, Texas. After

[r58] Rep. Burton Honors Panther Racing Team (3/25/2009)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Start Date: 3/25/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/25/2009 "John Barnes was bitten by the racing bug when the best man in his father's wedding, a National Guard soldier, brought him along as he visited nearby racing tracks," said Rep. Burton. "Over the last 40 years, John has held almost every position in racing - mechanic, engineer, car builder, team manager, CEO

[r58] Rep. Burton Honors Families of Fallen Indiana Heroes (3/24/2009)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Start Date: 3/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/24/2009 Rep. Burton invited all family members to a small reception prior to the resolution, where Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman joined him in giving their personal appreciation and condolences to each individual family. "Saying 'Thank you' will never be enough to describe the gratitude I have towards these families whose

[r58] Understanding the property tax caps (3/23/2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Start Date: 3/23/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/23/2009 We want to place permanent caps in the Indiana Constitution to ensure that taxes will never exceed a percentage of your property's assessed value. This means your taxes will not go beyond 1 percent of the value of your home, 2 percent of the value for residential rental property and farmland and 3 percent of

[r58] Rep. Burton Co-Sponsors Senate Bills (3/13/2009)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Start Date: 3/13/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/13/2009During the General Assembly session so far, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have heard a wide range of bills concerning Indiana and ways to make the state better. We have tried to make sure only the best bills move forward. During the past few days, House committees have been working on

[r58] Rep. Burton Rallies in Support of Property Tax Caps (3/10/2009)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Start Date: 3/10/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/10/2009STATEHOUSE -Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) rallied today in support of passing permanent property tax caps to bring certainty back to Hoosier homeowners. "The citizens of Indiana are challenging us to finish what we started," said Rep. Burton. "Hoosiers are demanding House Democrats and Speaker Bauer to let

[r58] Indiana Taxpayers Should Be Furious (3/7/2009)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Start Date: 3/7/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/7/2009

[r58] Indiana Taxpayers Should Be Furious (3/6/2009)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Start Date: 3/6/2009 All DayEnd Date: 3/6/2009

[r58] Rep. Burton to Hold Town Hall Meetings (2/24/2009)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Start Date: 2/24/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/24/2009 Questions and comments are welcome. Rep. Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville), David Frizzell(R- Indianapolis) and Milo Smith (R-Columbus), along with Sen. Pat Miller (R-Indianapolis) will also be attending. The meetings will serve as a town hall for the Franklin and Greenwood areas. All interested and concerned

[r58] Rep. Burton Reacts to Budget Bill (2/20/2009)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Start Date: 2/20/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/20/2009 "I listened with great intensity to the debate on the budget bill, and I have real concerns. "My No. 1 concern is that we now have a one-year budget instead of a two-year budget. My concern is that we are heading toward a full-time legislature, and it is in my experiences that the more we are in session, the

[r58] 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

[r58] House Financial Institutions Committee Moves Bills Forward (2/18/2009)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Start Date: 2/18/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/18/2009

[r58] Who will be the next Mr. or Miss Math or Science? (2/16/2009)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Start Date: 2/16/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/16/2009 "This is an excellent opportunity for young people interested in advancing in math and science," said Rep. Burton. "I whole heartedly encourage them to go to this website and apply for this grant." All Indiana high school students are eligible to receive the award and can apply online. Application criteria

[r58] Rep. Burton Votes to Put Hoosiers Back to Work (2/10/2009)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Start Date: 2/10/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/10/2009 The bill provides jobs for Hoosiers in a wide range of endeavors, allows local governments to improve streets, roads and highways in their areas, protects important Major Moves projects and gives unemployed Hoosiers educational opportunities than can brighten their futures. "House Bill 1656 still has many

[r58] Rep. Burton Speaks During Legislative Affairs Forum (2/9/2009)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Start Date: 2/9/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/9/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) served as guest speaker at the Legislative Affairs Forum today, hosted by the Indiana Credit Union League."I was honored that the League invited me to speak at their annual Legislative Affairs Forum this morning," said Rep. Burton. "As Ranking Minority Member of the

[r58] Rep. Burton Votes to Protect Major Moves, Offer Jobs, Retraining and Economic Stimulus (2/5/2009)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Start Date: 2/5/2009 All DayEnd Date: 2/5/2009STATEHOUSE - Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) and the Indiana House of Representatives passed the Republican amendment today for House Bill 1656 by a 99-0 vote. The amendment would provide jobs for Hoosiers, allow local government to improve streets, roads and highways and protect important Major Moves projects

[r58] Rep. Burton Takes Action to Prevent Foreclosures (1/29/2009)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Start Date: 1/29/2009 All DayEnd Date: 1/29/2009 To add to the problem, a few people in the industry, such as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and appraisers, have done things that are not always legal or ethical. For years there have been many dishonest people creating deals that put hard working people in over their heads. We created the Predatory

[r58] Rep. Burton 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 "The governor did not mention anything we didn't already know. Our mission this session has been, and will always be, to get Hoosiers through this tough time with the economy. We have to get more jobs to Indiana communities, pass legislation that will cap property taxes and control state spending. It is also

[r58] Rep. Burton Responds to Illegal Immigration (2/29/2008)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Start Date: 2/29/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/29/2008 "It is my opinion that we need to have some legislation that deals with illegal immigration," said Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood). "I've had people tell me that we should let the federal government take care of it, but they've had it for several years and have not done anything. I think it's time, as

[r58] Rep. Burton responds to SJR1 (2/29/2008)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Start Date: 2/29/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/29/2008 "I feel that what has happened to this legislation is nothing more than the House speaker's efforts to eliminate any kind of resolution where the people can vote on the issue of property taxes," said Rep. Woody Burton (R-Greenwood). A conference committee is composed of members of all four caucuses - House

[r58] House Democrats Deny Public Sound Immigration Law (2/22/2008)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Start Date: 2/22/2008 All DayEnd Date: 2/22/2008House 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, attempted to amend

[r58] Rep. Burton Meets with ChalleNGe Leaders (2/6/2008)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Start Date: 2/6/2008 All Day End Date: 2/6/2008 <![CDATA[ (STATEHOUSE) Feb. 6, 2008 - The National Guard, along with Rep. Woody Burton, was at the Statehouse today to support second chances for Indiana youth by presenting the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy. Led by professionals who emphasize discipline and life skills, ChalleNGe provides

[r58] Rep. Burton Angered by Actions of House Democrats (1/31/2008)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Start Date: 1/31/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/31/2008(STATEHOUSE) Jan. 30, 2008 - Property tax reform in Indiana took a blow Tuesday night as House Democrats refused to hear House Joint Resolution 1, the bill containing constitutional property tax caps for homeowners, rental properties and businesses. "I am shocked that the House Democrats killed both the

[r58] Reps. Burton, Frizzell & Smith Statements on the State of the State Address (1/18/2008)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Start Date: 1/18/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/18/2008 Rep. Burton: "During this session, there is nothing more important than providing reasonable and effective solutions to Indiana's property tax crisis. As representatives of Indiana, finding a solution to the property tax crisis will be our top priority. I am still hopeful we can totally eliminate property

[r58] State Lawmakers meet with Area Superintendents (1/8/2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Start Date: 1/8/2008 All DayEnd Date: 1/8/2008

[r58] Letter to the Editor (11/24/2007)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Start Date: 11/24/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/24/2007Dear Editor, Last week, I wrapped up my series of pre-session town hall meetings around Johnson County. I enjoy holding these town hall meetings throughout the year to get a chance to hear the concerns of the community as a whole, as well as speak to individuals personally. Discussions

[r58] Rep. Burton Holds Town Hall Meetings (11/13/2007)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Start Date: 11/13/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/13/2007

[r58] Rebate Scheme Proves Inefficient (11/2/2007)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Start Date: 11/2/2007 All DayEnd Date: 11/2/2007 "I did not support this tax rebate scheme in the 2007 legislative session because it was a terrible idea then and I still think it's a terrible idea," said Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood). "We should have encouraged controlled spending instead of playing games with taxpayers' money. The whole

[r58] Burton Reacts to Dismissal of Prayer Lawsuit (10/31/2007)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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[r58] Statement from Rep. Woody Burton (10/24/2007)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Start Date: 10/24/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/24/2007"I am excited that the Governor has offered a plan that takes a step in the right direction toward permanent property tax reform. Although I am concerned about some of the details of the plan, there are many aspects of the plan that I fully and strongly support. "The discrepancy between residential and

[r58] Interim Study Committee Searches for a Solution to Indiana's High Foreclosure Rate (10/12/2007)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Start Date: 10/12/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/12/2007(Statehouse) October 12, 2007-The Interim Study Committee on Mortgage Lending Practices and Home Loan Foreclosures held its second meeting at the Statehouse yesterday. The committee, which includes state Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) and a bi-partisan panel of legislators, is charged with

[r58] The History of Property Taxes and Why They Should be Eliminated (10/5/2007)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Start Date: 10/5/2007 All DayEnd Date: 10/5/2007It is no secret that property taxes have become a major issue in Indiana. Property taxes continue to drastically increase, and Hoosiers are demanding action. The only way to completely reform Indiana's broken tax system is to permanently repeal property taxes through a constitutional amendment and voter

[r58] Interim Study Committee Researches Ways to Reduce Foreclosures in Indiana (8/16/2007)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Start Date: 8/16/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/16/2007(Statehouse) August 16, 2007-The first meeting of the 2007 Interim Study Committee on Mortgage Lending Practices and Home Loan Foreclosures was held today at the Statehouse. State Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) along with a panel of legislators listened to public and expert testimony regarding

[r58] Rep. Burton Judges the "Great American SPAM Championship" at the State Fair (8/10/2007)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Start Date: 8/10/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/10/2007Contestants in the "Great American SPAM Championship" combined SPAM with other ingredients to create new, innovative recipes. The recipes entered in the competition included breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Each contestant was only allowed to enter one recipe. The recipes were required to consist of at

[r58] Rep. Woody Burton Assigned to Military Base Planning Council (8/2/2007)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Start Date: 8/2/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/2/2007(STATEHOUSE) August 2, 2007 - State Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) has been assigned by House leaders to serve on the Military Base Planning Council during the legislative interim."Camp Atterbury in Johnson County is an excellent example of an Indiana military base with great community support," said

[r58] Rep. Woody Burton: "One Million Hoosiers Can't be Wrong!" (8/1/2007)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Start Date: 8/1/2007 All DayEnd Date: 8/1/2007(Statehouse) August 1, 2007-State Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) is pleased to announce that more than one million Hoosiers have chosen the "In God We Trust" version of the standard state license plate. Legislation authored by Burton and passed by the General Assembly allows the BMV to stock and

[r58] Burton Serves as Guest Speaker at 2007 IACED Summit (6/20/2007)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Start Date: 6/20/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/20/2007(Statehouse) June 20, 2007-Today, state Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood) served as a guest speaker at the 2007 Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) Member Public Policy Summit. Burton provided an update on the Indiana Housing and Community Development Fund and participated in

[r58] Letter-to-the-Editor (Clark Pleasant School Issue) (6/18/2007)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Start Date: 6/18/2007 All DayEnd Date: 6/18/2007 There has been a great deal of discussion in our area about the proposed expansion of Clark-Pleasant Schools. Most recently, a number of people in the community have somehow gotten the impression that I have been involved in this process and that I have "taken sides" on the issue. This is not the case.

[r58] Response to Sen. Miller's Property Tax Letter (5/28/2007)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Start Date: 5/28/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/28/2007Dear Editor,My legislative colleague, Senator Patricia Miller, recently wrote a column titled, "Moving away from property taxes will take time." Senator Miller and I have worked together on various issues and tend to agree on many of them. However, when it comes to the issue of Indiana's broken property tax

[r58] Legislator Compensation Letter-to-the-Editor (5/24/2007)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Start Date: 5/24/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/24/2007Dear Editor, Whenever legislators have to vote on their own pay raise, criticism is sure to follow. Although we understand the criticism, the full story should not be obscured by an incomplete headline. Yes, state legislators have passed a pay raise, which is included in a total legislative compensation

[r58] Governor Signs Mortgage Lender Bill (5/16/2007)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Start Date: 5/16/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/16/2007Statehouse) May 16, 2007-Governor Mitch Daniels has signed House Enrolled Act 1717 (HEA 1717), co-authored by State Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood). The legislation revises the regulations of licensure and registrations of mortgage brokers in order to reduce fraud in the business. "Enacting this law

[r58] Governor Signs Foreclosure Counseling Bill (5/9/2007)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Start Date: 5/9/2007 All DayEnd Date: 5/9/2007 "This program would provide counseling that would help homeowners better understand their mortgage payments and prevent foreclosures," said Burton. "Most people don't understand that their home mortgage may be extended, allowing them more time to pay it off. They get behind on payments and fear that they

[r58] Legislative Session Draws to an End (4/30/2007)

Monday, April 30, 2007

Start Date: 4/30/2007 All DayEnd Date: 4/30/2007

[r58] 'In God We Trust' License Plates Popular Choice at BMV (3/9/2007)

Friday, March 9, 2007

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[r58] Letter to the Editor (2/6/2007)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

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Rep. Burton speaks on the House floor.
Rep. Burton participates in a charity drive to benefit the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Rep. Burton attends the dedication of the Johnson County Vietnam Veterans War Memorial at Proctor Park in New Whiteland.
Rep. Burton supports young entrepreneurs at Lemonade Day.