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[s13] Sen. Glick: General Assembly Kicks Off 2013 Budget Session

LaGrange legislator appointed to Corrections, Judiciary committees

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 20, 2012) — State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) 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.

“The top priority for lawmakers this session is to pass Indiana’s fifth-consecutive balanced budget,” Glick said. “With a budget surplus projected for 2013, our state is currently in an excellent financial position. By focusing on responsible spending, we can ensure this trend continues.”

Glick said other Senate priorities for the 2013 session include:

  • Improving education through promoting early childhood education and vocational training
  • Building on Indiana’s low-tax, job-friendly environment
  • Responding to Obamacare

Additionally, Glick has been appointed as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law and chairwoman of the Criminal Law Subcommittee. She will also serve as a member of the following committees in 2013 and 2014:

  • Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Judiciary Committee
  • Probate Code and Trusts Subcommittee
  • Public Policy Committee

As the 2013 session gets under way, Glick encourages Senate District 13 residents to contact her with any questions or comments they may have. Glick can be reached via email at or by phone at 1-800-382-9467.