[r32] Rep. Turner ranked with high voting record (7/11/2011)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Start Date: 7/11/2011
End Date: 7/11/2011
STATEHOUSE – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis ranked Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) as one of the highest voting records for state lawmakers during the 2011 session with a score of 94 percent. He was also recognized as a legislator who demonstrated conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance.

This is evidenced by the large number of job-friendly House bills introduced and passed by the House Republicans.

“To receive such a ranking is a reflection of the work we accomplished as a legislature this session,” said Rep. Turner. “I am thankful for the ranking."

"We worked to pass legislation this session that would provide tax incentives to small businesses and encourage economic growth to continue to see Indiana’s economy and businesses flourish.”

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

One of the pieces used in the analysis that was authored by Rep. Eric Turner was House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 which increases access to start-up capital for Indiana businesses in addition to lowering the corporate income tax rate. Some other pieces of legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights were: HEA 1006to promote economic development locally and regionally; and HEA 1007 to allow enhanced abatement schedules and hiring incentives to encourage local job growth.

“Providing avenues for small businesses to get their feet on the ground, developing businesses locally and continuing to promote job growth were behind passing these pieces of legislation this session to further strengthen Indiana,” said Rep. Turner.

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

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