Carbaugh earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, May 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 12, 2016) — State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Carbaugh’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures providing road funding, workforce education and scholarships to top-performing Hoosier students who enter the teaching field.                

“The Legislative Vote Analysis is an important source of information for thousands of Indiana employers and citizens,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The purpose is to keep Hoosiers informed about what’s going on at the Indiana Statehouse and how their legislators are voting on issues vital to the state’s economic future and their own. This report makes it clear which legislators support pro-economy, pro-jobs bills and which legislators do not.” 

Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in the country, recently ranking first in the Midwest and among the top five in the nation for best business climate, according to Chief Executive’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” ranking.

“As your state representative, I will continue supporting measures that help build upon Indiana’s thriving economy,” Carbaugh said. “Focusing on bringing new and innovative opportunities to Allen County, which in turn supports our statewide successful business climate remains a top priority as we keep moving Indiana forward.”

In addition to his high score, Carbaugh received a star designation recognizing legislators who demonstrated overall leadership or made significant contributions on specific business issues of critical importance to the chamber.

Carbaugh, chair of the House Committee on Insurance, received a four-year aggregate score of 91 percent.

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh serves as chair of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.  Rep. Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.

The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”