Note to the Press – Please include the following statement from House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in your coverage of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address:
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 15, 2019) – “Governor Holcomb set the right tone with his bold vision for our state’s future, and we will continue working with him to take our shared priorities across the finish line this session.
“To elevate our state’s most important profession for the future, we appreciate the governor’s commitment to taking meaningful and substantive steps to put more dollars into teachers’ pockets. While teacher salary decisions are made entirely at the local level, his call for the state to use reserves to pay off a pension liability that schools currently pay should help schools pass on about $140 million in savings over the next two years directly to teachers. This action coupled with several of our legislative priorities this session, are part of a short- and long-term goal to keep hardworking teachers in Indiana’s classrooms.
“His strong focus on strengthening the bridge between Indiana’s classrooms and the workforce reflects employers’ growing demands for highly skilled workers. We will continue to work alongside educators, employers and stakeholders as part of an all-hands-on-deck approach.”
Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents
House District 88, which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.