Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) in your coverage of Organization Day, which marks the formal start of the 2021 legislative session:
STATEHOUSE (Nov. 17, 2020) – "This session, we will tackle an aggressive legislative agenda on top of passing another responsibly balanced state budget. We remain committed to funding critical services while continuing to invest in key priorities like education, broadband and public health – especially as it relates to the pandemic.
"We will also focus on further reducing health care costs, increasing educational opportunities, supporting liability protections for businesses and passing a long-term energy plan. On criminal justice issues, our caucus will continue working with law enforcement and other key stakeholders to improve training opportunities and move toward equipping all officers with body cameras. It's important we support both our officers and the communities they serve.
"We will continue to fight through the pandemic and take our lessons from it to build a better Indiana for all. Our state is a leader in addressing tough and difficult issues – and we will do it again."
House members re-elected Huston Tuesday as House speaker. This will be Huston's first full term serving in the leadership post.