Below is testimony presented to the House Roads and Transportation Committee by AFP Indiana State Director Chase Downham during a hearing for HB 1011, which clears the way for a $1.3 billion Central Indiana Mass Transit project that would raise income taxes on Hamilton County residents by 18% and Marion County residents by 30%. You can find more […]
Statehouse- Indiana’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity stood elbow to elbow with nearly 300 grassroots activists to rally in support of Senate Bill 193, which would withdraw Indiana from the continued adoption of the national Common Core standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative was created in 2009 in the wake of the failed results […]
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Chapter of Americans for Prosperity applauds Governor Pence for his budget proposal which embraces fiscal responsibility and encourages economic growth. The Pence budget builds on the Daniels tradition of a state government that lives within its means and utilizes tax dollars wisely. “Governor Pence has presented a budget that will serve […]
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Chapter of Americans for Prosperity has begun to turn its focus on the Indiana General Assembly in an effort to advance economic freedom in the Hoosier state. Americans for Prosperity is the largest and most active free-market grassroots organization in Indiana with nearly 40,000 activists statewide located in all 92 counties. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 23, 2012
CONTACT: Chase Downham, (317) 627-1451, email@example.com
HB 1006 Will Remove Hurdle to Job Creation and Encourage Competition
INDIANAPOLIS The Hoosier chapter of the nations premiere free market grassroots organization today endorsed HB 1006, which ends government regulated occupational licensing for a number of professions including cosmetologists and barbers.
In the case of HB 1006, occupational licensing is more about hampering competition than about protecting consumers, says Chase Downham, Director of AFP-IN. Hoosiers dont need a bureaucrat to tell them which barbers are best for cutting hair or which cosmetologists can perform a professional manicure.