[r47] Rep. Foley recognized as a "pro-jobs" legislator (7/12/2011)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Start Date: 7/12/2011 All Day
End Date: 7/12/2011

Rep. Foley recognized as a "pro-jobs" legislator

STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Vote Analysis recognized Rep. Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville) as having one of the highest pro-jobs voting records last session.

Rep. Foley scored a 97 percent for supporting legislation that will help create jobs and strengthen our economy.

"My focus and due diligence has been to support legislation enabling Hoosiers to get back to work," said Rep. Foley. "Indiana's unemployment rate is the top economic issue facing our state."

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.

"We dedicated a large portion of our time to carefully crafting legislation that will lay the foundation for job creation for years to come," said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

Some major pieces of legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlighted were: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004, which increases access to start-up capital for Indiana businesses in addition to lowering the corporate income tax rate; HEA 1006, which promotes economic development locally and regionally; and HEA 1007, which allows enhanced abatement schedules and hiring incentives to encourage local job growth.

"I am confident that the fiscally conservative policies enacted this session will strengthen Indiana's economy and provide a model for the rest of the country to follow," said Rep. Foley.

All of the legislator's scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber's website at www.indianachamber.com/lva.