[r45] Rep. Borders Claims Victory for 2010 Session (3/13/2010)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start Date: 3/13/2010 All Day
End Date: 3/13/2010

Rep. Borders Claims Victory for 2010 Legislative Session

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) claimed victory for the 2010 Legislative Session.

Rep. Borders assisted passing four bills, with his votes to which will do what is best for his local communities as well as all of Indiana.

Rep. Borders was able to stop the general assembly from having any new tax increases, living within our means and protecting Hoosiers' pockets.

House Bill 1367

Rep. Borders voted for House Bill 1367 to allow school funding flexibility.

HB 1367 passed the House by a vote of 97-0.

Also, HB 1367 passed the Senate by a vote of 50-0.

HB 1367 would permit schools to transfer money from specific funds into the school corporation's general fund.

Schools can transfer up to 5 percent from miscellaneous funds into the school corporations' general fund. A school can transfer up to 10 percent from the below funds into the school corporations' general fund if teachers do not receive a general wage or salary increase in the 2010-2011.

"We worked very hard and made several compromises to get to this point," said Rep. Borders. "Schools are not immune to the poor economy and I hope this flexible spending plan will help alleviate some of the challenges and struggles created by the spending cuts."  

Senate Bill 23

Rep. Bruce Borders voted for Senate Bill 23 to support a tax delay on employers in efforts to keep Hoosiers employed.

Thankfully, SB 23 passed the House by a vote of 85-12.

Also, SB 23 passed the Senate by a vote of 50-0.

The delay implemented by SB 23 on unemployment insurance tax premiums will save businesses millions of dollars over the next year. 

"The delay on the tax increase for employers will keep costs down and allow employers to retain employees when they need them the most," said Rep. Borders. "We've worked to promote job creation and protect the economy while the Hoosier economy tries to recover from a recession. I'm very pleased with this effort to keep fellow Hoosiers working."

Senate Bill 382

Earlier this year, Rep. Borders voted for SB 382 one bill allowing the Illiana Expressway to be built without legislative approval.

House Joint Resolution 1

House Joint Resolution 1, one of the most important accomplishments of the session, was passed early on. It would graft property tax caps into the state constitution after being approved by voters on the November ballot.

Rep. Borders' vote is giving homeowners, farmers and business owners the chance to cap their own taxes was the most sweeping tax reform Indiana has seen in several decades. The vast majority of Hoosiers want the opportunity to vote on this critical issue.