Ziemke to play key role in state budget process

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2018) — State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) was recently appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee.

“The Ways and Means committee is paramount in crafting the state budget to fit the needs of the state for the next two years,” Ziemke said. “As a small-business owner, I look forward to lending my years of business management experience and continuing Indiana’s history of fiscal responsibility.”

The budget provides the fiscal blueprint for state operations in 2019 and 2020. General fund appropriations include K-12 education, higher education, Medicaid, health and human services, general government, corrections, public safety and capital projects.

Ziemke was also reappointed to the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee and the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. 

Standing committee assignments are made biennially after each election. House lawmakers will convene at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 in the House Chamber for the first day of the 2019 legislative session.

Standing committee hearings, which typically occur at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, can be viewed live online at iga.in.gov. This site also provides committee calendars and meeting agendas.

Click here to download the complete list of committee appointments.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

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