STATEHOUSE - The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis earlier this week, ranking State Rep. Sue Ellspermann (R-Ferdinand) as a pro-job and pro-economy legislator.
Rep. Ellspermann scored a 90 percent for both categories in the 2011 session, showing proof of the large number of job-friendly bills that were introduced and passed this year by the General Assembly.
"Economic and small business development is a top priority for me," said Rep. Ellspermann. "I'm pleased with the progress we were able to make this year to encourage new business development and investments to the state. These new and expanding businesses will create the much needed quality jobs Hoosiers seek."
The Chamber's Vote Analysis is produced after every legislative session. The legislator's scores are determined by bills and select amendments' that impact the state's economy.
Legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights are: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 to increase access to start-up capital for Indiana businesses in addition to lowering the corporate income tax rate; HEA 1006 to promote economic development locally and regionally; and HEA 1007 to allow enhanced abatement schedules and hiring incentives to encourage local job growth. Rep. Ellspermann also authored HEA 125, the Young Entrepreneur bill, which will help graduating entrepreneurship majors and minors from Indiana universities start their businesses in Hoosier communities.
"I will continue to work hard to craft and support legislation in the General Assembly that helps Indiana lead our nation out of this recession," said Rep. Ellspermann.
All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber's website at: www.indianachamber.com/lva