Lucas earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:00 am

STATEHOUSE (May 17, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) earned 98 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Lucas’ 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 a small business owner and a member of the General Assembly, a top priority of mine is to foster opportunities for Hoosiers to gain employment and earn competitive wages,” Lucas said. “To do this, we must continue enacting policies supporting our already business-friendly environment where job creators can thrive and grow.”

Lucas received a four-year aggregate score of 91 percent.

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Rep. Lucas (R-Seymour) represents portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

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.”