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November 5, 2013

Pence talks education, fiscal responsibility at Chamber luncheon

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With that budget in place, Pence took the opportunity to tout tax relief and regulatory reform. Part and parcel to that was the governor’s recent tax cut, which was the largest in the state’s history and will result in $800 million in tax relief over the next two years, he said. In all, the governor said Hoosiers will see more than a billion dollars in total tax relief over the same time period. Pence emphatically added that Indiana is the lowest taxed state in the Midwest.

Continuing with encouraging economic indicators, the governor cited Site Selector Magazine which designated Indiana as the most competitive state for business in the Midwest and second in the nation at large as visible elements of the state’s continued strong growth. Additional positive economic figures presented by Pence included Indiana’s rank of fifth in the nation in terms of best places to start a business.

Pence also spoke of $800 million in new funding for roads, part of his third pillar: improvements in infrastructure.

The governor put job creation at the top of his “to do” list from day one, but noted that success in the workforce begins with success in the classroom. Pence cited education innovation as the fourth of his major strategies, and he outlined those plans in front of an audience that included numerous students from all three local high schools.

“I think education ought to be about discovering where our young people’s God-given talents are,” Pence said. The governor also shared his hopes that students would walk across the stage at their respective graduation ceremonies ready and properly prepared to enter the workforce, or to go on to higher education.

Keeping those students in their home communities is also a valuable tenet for the governor, who spoke of the need to increase vocational training and job-readiness at all schools in order to make that goal a reality.

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