Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement today
regarding Indiana's fiscal year closeout:
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – "For many years, Indiana's conservative leaders in the General Assembly and the Governor's office have preached fiscal discipline. With the numbers announced today, we see exactly why that approach has been the correct one.
"Facing a global pandemic, Indiana has had to preemptively reduce government spending for the next year, and further cuts might be needed. I am thankful Indiana’s fiscal discipline has allowed us to save our $2.3 billion surplus for a day when it is truly needed.
"We are entering the new fiscal year still fully funding K-12 schools, and we were able to give vital relief to Hoosier taxpayers by joining the federal government in pushing back the tax filing deadline to July 15. Those are concrete benefits to Hoosier families and employers that would not have been possible without years of balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility.
"We still face huge health and economic challenges in the months ahead, but today we find ourselves in a strong position to tackle those challenges."
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