Cherry: Organization Day kicks off 2017 legislative session

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:53 am

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2016) — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse today for the Indiana General Assembly’s Organization Day.

Organization Day occurs annually in November. State lawmakers use the day to gather together, meet new members and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Following the general election earlier this month, all re-elected members and member-elects were also sworn into office. The day also marks the first official meeting of the 120th Indiana General Assembly for the next two years.

“Heading into this session, we have many issues we plan to address,” Cherry said. “Our main priority will be passing an honestly balanced budget that will include a long-term plan to fund Indiana’s transportation infrastructure. Additionally, our budget will focus on putting students first by directing more dollars to the classroom. As I work on behalf of you and your family, I encourage you to share any thoughts you may have on issues coming before the General Assembly.”

House and Senate lawmakers also announced they will team up to support Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. This year, members and staff will participate in a new and used tool drive, which will help Habitat volunteers build houses across the state.

The 2017 legislative session begins in early January and by law must conclude before April 30. To contact Cherry, call 317-232-9651 or email h53@iga.in.gov

 

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Rep. Cherry represents House District 53, which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

A high-resolution photo of Cherry can be downloaded by clicking here.