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[s18] Sen. Head: 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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Logansport legislator appointed to Local Government, Civil Law committees


STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2012) — State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) 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.

“In order to pass a balanced budget, we must take all aspects of our financial situation into consideration,” Head said. “We’re currently in an excellent position with a projected budget surplus, but we must continue to take a hard look at every area of state spending. I am looking forward to hearing all opinions and constructing the fiscal plan that will best serve Hoosiers.”

Head said other Senate priorities for the 2013 session include:

  • Protecting Hoosier children through improving Indiana’s Department of Child Services
  • Building on Indiana’s low-tax, job-friendly environment
  • Responding to Obamacare


Additionally, Head has been appointed as chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government and will serve as a member of the following committees in 2013 and 2014:

  • Civil Law Committee
  • Courts and Juvenile Justice Subcommittee
  • Elections Committee
  • Judiciary Committee

As the 2013 session gets under way, Head encourages Senate District 18 residents to contact him with any questions or comments they may have. Head can be reached via email at or by phone at 1-800-382-9467.

To listen to an audio statement, click here.

Contact Information:
Name: Tracy Lytwyn
Phone: 317-234-9221
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    Senate Republican Caucus

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