Tuesday’s state budget announcement

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer issued the following statement on this Tuesday afternoon’s state budget announcement from Governor Eric Holcomb, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray, and House Speaker Todd Huston:

“There’s no other way to describe today’s budget announcement than historic. From record investments in education to the creation of regional development grants, Governor Holcomb and legislative leaders have crafted a budget that invests in our people, our communities, our students, and our state unlike ever before. It doesn’t grow government, it pays off debt, and it continues to keep our tax burden low. I applaud the governor and our Republican supermajorities in both houses for such a transformational budget.”

The video of Tuesday’s budget announcement can be viewed here.

Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner released this statement commending the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Eric J. Holcomb for their commitment to students and educators in Indiana’s biennial budget:

“In Indiana’s budget, all Hoosier kids win,” said Secretary Jenner. “With an historic $1.9 billion in new K-12 education dollars over the biennium, Indiana’s school funding increases are enabling Indiana’s schools to strategically invest in our students as well as our educators. This transformational funding increase, in addition to the influx of more than $3 billion in emergency federal funding, puts our schools on solid footing to accelerate beyond the challenges of the last year and ensure each and every Hoosier student is prepared for lifelong success. 

“Hoosier educators, in particular, should benefit from this budget as the General Assembly embraced a range of recommendations set by the Teacher Compensation Commission. These efforts will be critical to increasing teacher pay, strengthening Indiana’s teacher pipeline, and attracting and retaining our best and brightest to this purposeful, difference-making profession.

“This student-centered, future-focused budget prioritizes Indiana’s schools, creating immense opportunities for every Hoosier student, in every Hoosier school, and in every Hoosier community.”