Today, Nov. 20, the Indiana General Assembly is convening at the Statehouse for Organization Day, the ceremonial start of the 2019 legislative session. The day allows for legislators to meet with fellow lawmakers to arrange committees, swear in new members and generally, roll out key legislative agendas. When lawmakers officially reconvene in early January, it will be for a long session – when the General Assembly creates a two-year budget.
Prosperity Indiana has already been working with state legislators to advance key member priorities, but on this occasion of Org Day, we present to you our formal 2019 State Policy Priorities. Based on member feedback and engagement, this year's priorities are focused on expanded tax credit resources for affordable housing and community development, working to enhance tenant protections for renters and expanding consumer protections to help more low-income households build assets.
These priorities will help ensure Hoosiers can enjoy equal economic and social opportunities and live in thriving communities. Click on the images below to read the full list of priorities and review critical affordable housing data illustrating the need to implement these policies.
Also, please register to join us on Tuesday, January 29 for our Statehouse Day as we connect members with their legislators to share why these priorities are so critical to our network and our communities.
For questions on these priorities or getting engaged more actively in advocacy at the state or federal level, contact our policy director, Kathleen Lara, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you updated and engaged throughout session, but please be aware all hearings and session meetings are publicly available to stream live at www.in.gov/iga.