Despite progress in education, too many of our schools are still lagging
some way behind.
And, especially heartbreaking to this father, one in five Hoosier
in poverty. That is unacceptable.
With so many families and businesses struggling just to get by, we have
but to remain bold.
We have to do better.
And doing better starts with the right priorities. It starts by adopting
that says "yes" to our future and believes in the unlimited potential of
It all starts by making job creation job one.
That's why on day one of our administration, I signed a moratorium on any
to ensure that Indiana is not burdening Hoosier employers with
unnecessary red tape.
And that's why we proposed a jobs budget last week.
Our budget is honestly balanced, holds the line on spending, funds our
builds our reserves and lets hardworking Hoosiers keep more of what they
Let's be clear: Government doesn't create jobs, other than government
government can create the conditions where people can be the risk takers,
and workers who will create the jobs and opportunities of tomorrow.
And everything starts with fiscal discipline, the surest foundation for
I believe our State must live within its means and never spend a single
than it collects.
So, first, we have submitted an honestly balanced budget, with no tax
Second, our budget holds the line on spending.
I believe the government budget should never grow faster than the family
Our budget is a full percentage point less than inflation. By holding
on spending, Indiana can continue to stand out as a beacon of fiscal
state that knows how to fund its priorities in a responsible way.