Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) made the following statement regarding the state's Fiscal Year 2021 closeout:
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2021) — "Indiana has once again demonstrated what it means to exercise true conservative fiscal leadership. Our state is thriving thanks to more than a decade of fiscal discipline that has brought us to this point, and now each and every taxpayer will benefit from it.
"Thanks to the resilience of our Hoosier workers, Indiana's economy has bounced back faster than most other states in the country. It's rare for government to return money to taxpayers, but with the automatic taxpayer refund kicking in, that's exactly what our state is doing, and I am pleased we are in a position to return some of that hard-earned money. At the same time, we continue to eliminate massive amounts of debt in the way of paying down our pension obligations, which will free up millions of dollars down the road for our state's future leaders to reinvest in Hoosiers. This is what sound fiscal policy looks like, and my caucus members and I are committed to continuing this kind of leadership now and in the future."
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