STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2012) – State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) made the following statement regarding today’s adjournment of the 2012 legislative session and conclusion of the 117th General Assembly.
“This session, lawmakers had to vote on some tough issues that affect the daily lives of constituents. We only have two choices when we cast our votes, yes or no. This can be easy when it comes to some policies, but other issues like right to work and the smoking ban have gray areas that make yes-no votes difficult. It is always my goal to do what is best for the overall good of those living in Senate District 5. That’s why it was important for me to help grow the amount of interest generated from the sale of Porter Hospital, attract employers to our area by providing tax incentives for locating here with high-paying jobs, and provide a thirteenth check to retired teachers, police officers and other PERF members. I will be working in the upcoming days and weeks to provide information about these and other new laws, and as always, I welcome the opportunity to discuss policies.”