[r72] Rep. Clere recognized for pro-jobs voting record (7/15/2011)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Start Date: 7/15/2011 All Day
End Date: 7/15/2011

Rep. Clere recognized for pro-jobs voting record

STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) annual Legislative Vote Analysis recognized Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) for demonstrating conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance because of his pro-jobs voting record and legislative work last session.

Rep. Clere scored a 95 percent for authoring and supporting legislation that will help create jobs and strengthen our economy. Rep. Clere was one of only twenty-three representatives to receive distinguished recognition from the ICC in the Legislative Vote Analysis.

"I remain dedicated to getting Hoosiers back to work," said Rep. Clere. "The fiscally conservative legislation enacted this session positions Indiana to continue to lead the nation in economic recovery."

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).

Rep. Clere was recognized by the chamber for authoring House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1005, which expanded the Industrial Recovery Tax Credit. The tax credit incentivizes the reuse of vacant industrial buildings.

Among other major pieces of legislation included in the analysis that the ICC highlighted was: 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.

"The policies enacted this session will strengthen Indiana's economy and provide a model for the rest of the country to follow," said Rep. Clere.

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