Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Business

June 3, 2014

Area legislators scored on pro-business votes

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has handed out scores to state legislators for their voting records on pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation during the 2014 General Assembly session. The numbers, released in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, also contain a two-year total for each legislator.

The 2014 scores ranged from 44 percent to 100 percent. There were a total of 10 perfect marks – all in the Senate, according to a news release.

Meanwhile, 22 legislators (16 in the House; six in the Senate) were awarded the star designation for demonstrating “conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance and/or for overall leadership.”

Each area legislator’s first score is pro-jobs 2014 voting and the second score is for aggregate 2013-14 pro-economy voting: Sen. Jean Leising, Republican, District 42, 100 percent, 88 percent; Rep. Cindy Ziemke, Republican, District 55: 94 percent; 93 percent; Rep. Randall Frye, Republican, District 67: 91 percent, 86 percent; Rep. Jud McMillin, Republican, District 68, 88 percent, 88 percent; and Sen. Johnny Nugent, Republican, District 43, 93 percent, 83 percent.

Nearly all of the bills included for examination can be traced back to the four driver areas and goals in the Indiana Chamber’s economic development plan, Indiana Vision 2025 (www.indianachamber.com/2025), released in 2012. A “2025” icon in the vote descriptions illustrates those bills with a direct connection.

“Indiana Vision 2025 includes some very ambitious objectives – and there is a reason for it: We can’t afford to be anything but aggressive given the intense competitiveness that exists in the Midwest, nation and world for businesses and the workforce,” offers Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

“There’s competition for employment – both for workers and companies competing for projects – and for business location and expansion.

“That’s why it’s important that we accelerate the pace of legislation that will have real and positive impact on the Hoosier workforce. And this report holds legislators accountable to that. It makes it clear which legislators support pro-job growth and pro-economy issues, and which legislators do not.”

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