[r18] Rep. Wolkins ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator (7/25/2011)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start Date: 7/25/2011 All Day
End Date: 7/25/2011
STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis earlier this week, ranking Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Winona Lake) as a pro-job and pro-economy legislator.

According to the chamber, Rep. Wolkins scored a 93 percent pro-job and pro-economy ranking this past session, showing proof of the large number of job-friendly bills that were introduced and passed by the House Republicans.

"Indiana continues to surpass its neighboring states in many ways - job growth being one of them," said Rep. Wolkins. "If we want to continue leading the way through this troubling economy, we have to be persistent in finding more ways to foster job growth and continually improve our economy. I am pleased for being recognized for my efforts this past session to ensure those key factors took place in our state."

The Chamber's Vote Analysis is produced after every legislative session. The legislator's scores are determined by bills and select amendments' that impact the state's economy.

Legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights are: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 to increase access to start-up capital for Indiana businesses in addition to lowering the corporate income tax rate; HEA 1006 to promote economic development locally and regionally; and HEA 1007 to allow enhanced abatement schedules and hiring incentives to encourage local job growth.

"More and more employers are choosing Indiana as a place to expand business or establish their business. This session's successful legislation will continue those efforts," said Rep. Wolkins.

All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber's web site at: www.indianachamber.com/lva.