[r24] Rep. McClain 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, ranking Rep. Rich McClain (R-Logansport) as a pro-jobs legislator.

Rep. McClain was scored with a 95 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.

"We had several hiccups this past session, but in the end we were able to pass many meaningful pieces of legislation that will help Indiana continue on the right track through these trying times," said Rep. McClain. "Jobs and a thriving economy are the main keys to making that happen."

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

Legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights are: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 to increases 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 or create their businesses. Through great efforts of the House Republicans, the legislation we were successful in passing this session will continue those efforts," said Rep. McClain.

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