STATEHOUSE— “I am extremely proud of what we accomplished together this legislative session. Working hard, we took steps forward for Indiana. We maintained our commitment to finding avenues to make Indiana’s job climate one that attracts businesses here and gets Hoosiers back to work.
“A portion of excess reserves has been set aside for the Pension Stabilization Fund for teachers, and we also made improvements to the Automatic Taxpayer Refund so Hoosiers will see a meaningful tax refund. The more time our students have with great teachers, the better off they are. We focused on early education for our children by passing legislation that doubles the funding for full-day kindergarten in Indiana. Though met with many challenges this session, the 2012 session continued to support a strong Indiana.”
Rep. Jim Baird represents District 44 which includes all of Putman County and parts of Clay, Parke and Vigo Counties. Rep. Baird is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.