Rep. Frye Earns Top Score For 2017 Legislative Session Performance
By Travis Thayer
State Rep. Randy Frye.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) has earned a top score from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber released its 2017 Legislative Vote Analysis on Wednesday. Scores are based on lawmakers’ performance during the 2017 legislative session of the General Assembly.
This year, Rep. Frye received a perfect 100 percent due to his support of certain bills, including measures on long-term road funding, ISTEP replacement and pre-K expansion for children from low-income families.
Other local lawmakers fared well on the Legislative Vote Analysis. State Senators Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville), Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg) and Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) scored 100, 97 and 71 percent, respectively. State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) earned a 97 percent score.
“We want employers and citizens to take note of this report because it makes it very clear which legislators were supportive of bettering Indiana’s economic climate and which were not,” said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate as of April stood at 3.6 percent, which is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent.
“Indiana has been named one of the top states in the nation for its business climate, which helps attract employers and jobs to the state,” Frye said. “More Hoosiers are working than ever before, and I will continue to support policies keeping our state economically strong and business friendly.”
You can view the full 2017 Legislative Vote Analysis at www.indianachamber.com.