The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area is welcoming State Senator David Niezgodski to discuss Indiana’s 2021 legislative session. The event will take place virtually on Friday, April 9 at noon.
Senator Niezgodski will talk about bills he is involved in that impact St. Joseph County. These include:
- SB 164 – which would increase hotel taxes by 2% to boost tourist and recreational opportunities in our county
- SB 384 – Professional Sports and Convention Development Areas – which will allow our local governments to capture state tax revenue for local economic development, including investment in Four Winds Field
- SB 356 – which is a Compact between the Governor and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to allow class III gaming at the South Bend Four Winds Casino
- SB 66 – which would provide Adoptions Subsidies
- SB 259 – which protects the rights of Parents with Disabilities
State Senator David Niezgodski was elected in November 2016 to serve Indiana’s 10th Senate District – which includes parts of South Bend and Mishawaka – after a decade of service in the Indiana House of Representatives. Before serving in the Indiana General Assembly, Niezgodski held several positions at the local level such as a member of the Portage Township Advisory Board, the St. Joseph County Council, and as a county commissioner. He was a board member for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (South Shore) for eight years, serving as Chair from 2000-2006.
Senator Niezgodski serves on several important committees including Appropriations, Tax and Fiscal, Pensions and Labor, Environmental Affairs, and Public Policy. He graduated from South Bend’s LaSalle High School. He is a licensed plumber and part-owner of Niezgodski Plumbing.
The League of Women Voters notes that it is “nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.”
How to attend
The online-only event is held through Zoom on Friday, April 9 at noon. You can join the meeting at this link. It is free and open to the public.