[r88] Speaker Bosma given special recognition by Ind. Chamber (7/6/2012)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Start Date: 7/6/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/6/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM

STATEHOUSE – The annual Legislative Vote Analysis completed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce ranked House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) as having the highest possible pro-jobs legislation voting record. Speaker Bosma was also recognized by the Chamber as a legislator who deserves special recognition for his “conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance”.
 
Speaker Bosma scored a 100 percent, which is the highest possible ranking in the vote analysis performed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

"We want employers and citizens to take note of this report because it makes it very clear which legislators were supportive of bettering Indiana's economic climate and which were not," stated Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

The Chamber’s Vote Analysis has been produced for the past 28 years after every legislative session. The legislator’s scores are determined by his or her votes on particular bills and select amendments where the outcome of those bills and amendments on the state’s economy would have an impact on Indiana businesses.

“House Republicans have continued to focus on building a climate conducive to job growth and retention here in Indiana. We have done so with the passage of critical legislation, like Right to Work, we have provided businesses with an environment in which to expand, predictable property tax rates, a cut in the corporate income tax rate, and key tax credits. All of these pieces of legislation work together to bring higher paying jobs and a stable job climate to Indiana,” said Speaker Bosma.

Over the past eight years, House Republicans have built the best toolbox in the Midwest and arguably the nation when it comes to creating a climate for job growth. Indiana was also ranked as the number one state in biosciences, in addition to having 58 companies indicate to the IEDC that Indiana’s enactment of Right to Work will be a positive factor in their decision-making process of where to locate their current projects.

“All of our work is not only about creating more jobs for Hoosiers; it is also about laying a strong infrastructure for job creation for generations to come. We will continue to work to bring more high-quality, high-paying jobs to Indiana,” said Speaker Bosma.

All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber’s web site at www.indianachamber.com/lva


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