Note to the Press – Please include the following statements from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb signing House Enrolled Act 1001 and House Enrolled Act 1004 into law on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Statehouse:
House Enrolled Act 1001 – K-12 Funding Augmentation
“Our top priority this session was to increase K-12 funding to account for the higher-than-expected enrollment numbers in our public schools, and legislators worked quickly to make it happen. Thanks to Indiana’s strong fiscal position, we were able to use existing reserves to uphold our promise to students, teachers and schools.”
Bosma said the new law would provide up $25 million this year and up to $75 million next year to public schools. These dollars would be in addition to the $7 billion Indiana spends on K-12 education annually.
House Enrolled Act 1004 – Modernizing Local Government Processes
“Indiana has a strong track record of reducing government bureaucracy and this new law takes yet another step toward increasing efficiency and providing better service to taxpayers. Under this measure, we will streamline and modernize local government processes and reporting, which means employees can cut out redundancies.”