STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis earlier this week, ranking State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) as a pro-job and pro-economy legislator.
Rep. Dermody scored an 83 percent for the 2011 session, showing proof of the large number of job-friendly bills that were introduced and passed by the House Republicans.
"One of our top goals this session has been to boost our economy and create jobs for Hoosiers," said Rep. Dermody. "Indiana is leading the way out of this recession, but we understand that we must continue to work to improve the economy in these trying times."
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.
"I am pleased with the progress we made this session to help get Hoosiers back to work and I look forward to continuing to work toward our goals," said Rep. Dermody.
All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber's website at: www.indianachamber.com/lva