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[s23] Sen. Boots: 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. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) 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 the upcoming months, I will make sure Indiana does everything it can to support small business growth and economic development in our state,” Boots said. “Hoosiers can be assured lawmakers will pass Indiana’s fifth-consecutive balanced budget and continue to remove obstacles standing in the way of job creation efforts.”

Boots said Senate priorities for the 2013 session include:

•    Continuing fiscal responsibility
•    Improving education by promoting school choice and giving educators the resources needed to build on Indiana’s record-best ISTEP+ scores and graduation rates
•    Building on Indiana’s low-tax, job-friendly environment
Additionally, Boots has been appointed as chairman of the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor and will serve as a member of the following committees in 2013 and 2014:

•    Environmental Affairs
•    Local Government

As the 2013 session gets under way, Boots encourages Senate District 23 residents to contact him with any questions or comments they may have. Boots can be reached via email at Senator.Boots or by phone at 1-800-382-9467.


A high-resolution photo of Boots is available at
Contact Information:
Name: Molly Johnson
Phone: 317-234-9133
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