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[s24] Sen. Pete Miller: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session
Start Date: 11/20/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 11/20/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2012) — State Sen. Pete Miller (R-Avon) gathered with fellow legislators today at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly’s budget session.

Organization Day is marked by the swearing in of new General Assembly members as well as the annual first roll call of all state lawmakers. This day also provides each House and Senate caucus with the opportunity to organize before session officially begins on Jan. 7.

The 2013 session is a budget year, meaning lawmakers will draft a comprehensive proposal to fund government services for the next two years. By law, the 2013 legislative session must be completed no later than April 29.

“I’m looking forward to my first legislative session representing Hendricks and Putnam counties,” Miller said. “This year, my top priorities are to help protect taxpayer dollars and ensure Indiana’s economic vitality by producing a balanced budget. We must all work together to continue making Indiana a leader in fiscal responsibility.”

Miller said other Senate priorities for the 2013 session include:

•    Protecting Hoosier children by improving Indiana’s Department of Child Services
•    Improving education
•    Building on Indiana’s low-tax, job-friendly environment
•    Reforming Indiana’s criminal penalties
   
Additionally, Miller will serve as a member of the following committees in 2013 and 2014:

•    Elections
•    Civil Law
•    Tax and Fiscal Policy
•    Health and Provider Services
•    Education and Career Development

As the 2013 session gets under way, Miller encourages Senate District 24 residents to contact him with any questions or comments they may have. Miller can be reached via email at sen.petemiller@iga.in.gov or by phone at 1-800-382-9467.

To listen to an audio statement, click here.
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Contact Information:
Name: Brady Hagerty
Phone: 317-232-9425
Email: bhagerty@iga.in.gov
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