Bosma: House Democrats vote to bust balanced state budget, add $1 billion in new spending

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:13 pm

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of amendments proposed today by Indiana House Democrats to House Bill 1001, the proposed two-year state budget:

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – “Indiana House Democrats proposed to bust Indiana’s balanced state budget by spending over $1 billion and jeopardizing our AAA credit rating. Today was reminiscent of the days under Democrats’ control, marked by runaway spending, budget deficits and raided reserves. It’s a clear reminder of why strong, conservative leadership is critical to maintaining Indiana’s fiscal health.”

The House Democrats’ amendments proposing new spending failed to pass. House Bill 1001 now moves to third reading, where it will be eligible for final passage before moving to the Senate.  


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Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents
House District 88, which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.