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Rep. Friend receives high score on the Indiana Chamber’s annual list

July 13, 2011

07/14/11 The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released their annual Legislative Vote Analysis earlier this week, ranking State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) as a pro-job and pro-economy legislator.

Rep. Friend scored a 95 percent for 2011 session and an aggregate vote percentage of 91 for the 2010 and 2011 years combined, showing proof of the large number of job-friendly bills that were introduced and passed by the House Republicans.

“The recession has been tough on many Hoosiers families,” said Rep. Friend. “We have and will continue to make job creation and boosting the economy our top priorities. The legislation we passed this year will have a positive impact on small businesses and is already bringing new investments to Indiana.”

The Chamber’s Vote Analysis is produced after every legislative session. The legislator’s scores are determined by bills and select amendments’ that impact the state’s economy.

Legislation included in the analysis that the Indiana Chamber highlights are: House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1004 to increases access to start-up capital for Indiana businesses in addition to lowering the corporate income tax rate; HEA 1006 to promote economic development locally and regionally; and HEA 1007 to allow enhanced abatement schedules and hiring incentives to encourage local job growth.

“I look forward to continuing our progress, and Indiana continuing to lead the nation out of this recession,” said Rep. Friend.

All scores and a full report can be viewed on the Indiana Chamber’s website at: