STATEHOUSE – Indiana Legislators were sworn in today, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.
“Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state," said newly reelected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).
State Representative Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) was reelected to represent House District 54, which now includes portions of Henry, Rush and Wayne counties.
“I am honored and humbled to continue to serve my neighbors at the Statehouse,” said Rep. Saunders. “I will serve with the best interest of my constituents and Hoosiers across the state in mind.”
A recent study stated that 56 percent of manufacturing companies anticipate the shortage of qualified workers to grow worse in the next three years.
“It is important that we address the jobs crisis our state is still in this legislative session. We must better prepare our workers for the jobs of tomorrow and shrink the skills gap.
“We must continue to prioritize fiscal integrity and education in order to keep Indiana the economical envy of America,” said Rep. Saunders