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Raatz: General Assembly kicks off 2023 session

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Raatz: General Assembly kicks off 2023 session

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 22, 2022) — State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) today gathered with fellow legislators at the Statehouse for Organization Day – the ceremonial start of the 123rd Indiana General Assembly.

Organization Day includes the swearing in of new and returning members of the General Assembly, including Raatz, who take the formal oath of office to begin a new Senate term. This day also marks the annual first roll call of all state lawmakers and gives each Senate and House of Representatives caucus the opportunity to organize in preparation for the 2023 legislative session.

During the first session of each General Assembly, lawmakers craft a comprehensive budget to fund government services for the next two fiscal years.

"K-12 and post-secondary education currently make up 50% of the state's budget," Raatz said. "With the General Assembly deciding what the 2023-24 budget will look like this session, I look forward to considering issues important to parents, students and educators so Hoosiers can feel confident in the quality of education their families receive now and in the years to come."

As the 2023 session gets underway, Raatz encourages residents of Senate District 27 to contact him with any questions or comments they may have by email at or by phone at 800-382-9467.


State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) represents Senate District 27, which includes

Henry, Union and Wayne counties, and portions of Franklin County.

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