STATEHOUSE — State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Mishawaka) on Tuesday 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. 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.

“I am eager to start working on the budget this session, and build upon our strong fiscal position," Mishler said. "We have many projects and initiatives to consider, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to create a strong, balanced budget that will benefit the Hoosier state."

As the 2023 session begins, Mishler encourages residents of Senate District 9 to contact him with any questions or comments they may have by email at Senator.Mishler@iga.in.gov or by phone at 800-382-9467.