[r59] Rep. Smith to focus on jobs, education (11/20/2012)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Start Date: 11/20/2012 All Day
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 Milo Smith (R-Columbus) was re-elected to represent House District 59, which now includes portions of Bartholomew County. 

“I am humbled by the opportunity to continue to serve my community,” said Rep. Smith. “We have made major strides towards the betterment of Indiana’s economy and I am eager to continue our work to make Indiana stronger,” said Rep. Smith.  
In October, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative agenda, making it clear that their focus will be on financial integrity, jobs and education. That focus was echoed today as the 69 House Republicans prepared for the upcoming session with a resolve to accomplish those priorities and continue to propel Indiana to be a state where Hoosiers have the ability to own their American Dream.

Indiana recently received a C- on our ability to provide quality human capital.

“We must do more to address our workforce. There are jobs to be had, but we need to make sure our workforce is ready for not only the jobs of tomorrow – but the jobs of today. By prioritizing education and fiscal integrity, Indiana will continue to outpace the nation in job growth,” said Rep. Smith. 

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