Rep. Gutwein ranked as a "pro-jobs" legislator

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE- The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis, ranking Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) as a pro-economy and pro-jobs legislator.Rep. Gutwein received a score of 95 percent based on his voting record on legislation that would improve Indiana's economy and workforce, supporting the House Republican plans to strengthen Indiana. Rep. Gutwein earned an aggregate score of 90 percent from the 2010 and 2011 sessions combined.

Additionally, the chamber has recognized Rep. Gutwein for demonstrating prominent leadership on specific business issues of critical importance.

"I appreciate the chamber's support as we continue to improve Indiana's economy," said Rep. Gutwein. "We need to do all that we can in order to help our economy and workforce continue to progress."

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.

Some pieces of legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights were: 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.

"We are seeing companies relocate to Indiana and bringing jobs to our Hoosiers, in addition to our local businesses beginning to expand," said Rep. Gutwein.

All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber's web site at