STATEHOUSE (July 13, 2012) — State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) received a 94 percent ranking from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in its annual Legislative Vote Analysis report for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economic development legislation during the 2012 Indiana General Assembly. Wyss’s two-year aggregate score is the second highest of all Indiana senators.
For 28 years, the Chamber, a statewide organization that represents the interests of more than 26,000 Hoosier businesses, has measured the voting performance of all 150 state legislators on bills that impact the organization's public policy positions. Among his supported legislation, Wyss authored a bill that would have created a tax credit for logistics companies to expand their Indiana operations.
"Enacting common-sense public policies and passing a responsible state budget continues to ensure Indiana weathers the ongoing economic instability facing in our nation," Wyss said. "The Indiana Chamber of Commerce understands how our efforts enhance our ability to attract new employers and jobs to our state."
Bills used in the report were selected based on their significant impact to the state's economic climate and workforce, the Chamber noted in a press release last week. Only votes for which there is a public record are used in the Legislative Vote Analysis.
"The 2012 legislative session saw many key votes on pro-jobs, pro-economy initiatives, and Senator Wyss was one of the very best at supporting the Indiana Chamber's efforts to make the Hoosier state an even better place to live, work and raise a family," Chamber President Kevin Brinegar said. "We appreciate his continued dedication towards making Indiana businesses, jobs and families a priority."
For more information about the Chamber’s rankings, the full report can be viewed at