Rep. Braun earns perfect score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Monday, June 19, 2017 8:30 am

STATEHOUSE (June 19, 2017) — State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Braun’s score is based on his performance during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures on long-term road funding, ISTEP replacement and pre-K expansion for children from low-income families.                      

“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,” said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate as of April stood at 3.6 percent, which is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent. U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the best-run state in America based on fiscal responsibility, streamlined operations, improved services and enhanced transparency.

“Recent rankings show Indiana leading the nation in areas like job growth, economic outlook and regulatory climate,” Braun said. “With sound leadership and conservative policies, we can build on this progress and keep Indiana on the right track. As a lawmaker, I remain committed to creating an environment that continues to attract new businesses and talented workers to our state.”

Braun, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and Roads and Transportation, received a four-year aggregate score of 95 percent.

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State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) represents House District 63, which
includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.

A high-resolution photo of Braun can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”