[r74] 2011 Legislative Session Quickly Approaching (11/16/2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start Date: 11/16/2010 All Day
End Date: 11/16/2010
STATEHOUSE - All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including Rep. Sue Ellspermann (R-Ferdinand) and 18 other newly elected members were sworn in on Organization Day today by Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

"I am looking forward to serving the people of southwest Indiana," said Rep. Ellspermann. "There is much to be accomplished in this legislative session to ensure the prosperity of District 74 and the entire state."

The newly elected Speaker of the House, Brian C. Bosma stated, "we must think anew and act anew - I pledge to you that I will do my duty, and ask you to do the same."

In September, the House Republican Caucus released their legislative plan, which can be found at www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans. The plan discusses how House Republicans plan to address jobs, education, spending and even taking a stand on issues being addressed by the federal government.

Before gaining the 60-member majority in the 100 member chamber, Leader Bosma noted that he wanted to 'reach across the aisle' and 'bring civility back to the house chamber'.

During today's ceremony, Speaker Bosma reinforced the legislative plan, and the importance of working together for the future of Hoosiers and the State of Indiana.