Don’t Forget: INGOP Chair Hupfer and Indiana Republicans call READI program “socialism”
ICYMI: INGOP Celebrates American Rescue Plan (Again), Rescue Plan Described as “Anchor” for Indiana’s Economy
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the continued success of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. This time, Hoosiers read about the Rescue Plan’s READI program – a $500 million economic development effort commissioned by the state – and how it will create a brighter future for communities in all corners of Indiana. In fact, this program was described as an “anchor” for the state’s future success. And, had it not been for Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan, the READI program would not have been possible.
It’s worth remembering: Not a single Indiana Republican supported the READI program. In fact, Governor Holcomb criticized the American Rescue Plan for so-called “penalizing” red states – despite Indiana not losing a dime in funding opportunities, including the $500 million for the state’s own READI program.
What’s worse, Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer and Indiana Republicans have called programs like READI “socialism” and a “boondoggle”. Indiana Democrats will remind Hoosiers all 2022 that Indiana Republicans said “NO”, called READI “socialism”, and still took the dough.
Indiana Democrats delivered on the American Rescue Plan and this better opportunity for Hoosier families. The Party and its leaders plan to campaign extensively on the Rescue Plan, the state’s READI program, and The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the 2022 state and midterm elections. Hoosiers have a brighter future on the horizon, and it’s because Democrats – not Republicans – got this done for them.
Here’s a look at the better and brighter future the American Rescue Plan has created for the Hoosier State:
Muncie Star Press: Michael Hicks: READI grant a big success and important policy
Goshen News: Governor awards $50M READI grant to local region
New Albany News and Tribune: READI funds could spur growth, infrastructure improvements in Borden
Corydon Democrat: Harrison part of region to get READI funds
WISH: Southern Indiana ‘READI’ for transformation
Greensburg Daily News: IEDC READI program to fund millions in projects throughout the state
WNDU: South Bend – Elkhart receives $50 million in READI grant funds
Carroll County Democrat: $500 million is awarded to Indiana READI Regions
Osgood Journal: Ripley County to receive READI funds
Connersville News Examiner: East Central Indiana receives $15 million in READI funding
Hamilton County Reporter: White River Regional Opportunity Initiative receives $20M READI grant
Bloomington Herald Times: Bloomington region receives $30M in READI grant funding
WKDQ: Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Discusses Plans for Recently Awarded $50 Million READI Grant
Washington Times Herald: Southern Indiana lands $30 million READI grant
The Reporter-Times: Morgan County region gets $20M from READI for quality of life, infrastructure initiatives
The Shelbyville News: Accelerate Rural Indiana receives $20 million in READI funding