Negele earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Monday, May 16, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 16, 2016) — State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) earned a 96 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for her support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Negele’s score is based on her performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and her 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.

“Under Republican leadership, the General Assembly has enacted policies helping build a talented and dedicated workforce in Indiana,” Negele said. “As an elected official, I will continue to support legislation that incentivizes entrepreneurs to start their business in our state and hire hardworking Hoosiers.”

Negele, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, received a four-year aggregate score of 94 percent.

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Rep. Sharon Negele represents portions of Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White 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.”