INDems Statement on Budget Deal at the Indiana General Assembly


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today issued the following statement in response to the partisan budget deal that was announced this afternoon by Governor Eric Holcomb and the Republican supermajority in the Indiana General Assembly: 

“Because of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Indiana has an opportunity to invest more dollars in the state, and it is encouraging to see the Indiana Republican Party heeding the advice from Hoosier Democrats to fund the state’s public schools at levels not seen since Democrats last controlled the Indiana House. That said, it should not be lost on anyone that instead of providing a full investment to public schools, Republicans are choosing to give more dollars to a partisan voucher system that Republican State Senator Vaneta Becker even described as being a ‘tool for the rich to educate their kids for free’.

Governor Holcomb and Statehouse Republicans are trying to have it both ways on education funding, but Hoosiers must remember that the Republicans have been consistently trying to tip the scales away from a strong public education for everyone to private schooling for some with taxpayer dollars.” – Lauren Ganapini, executive director for the Indiana Democratic Party

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