Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) in your coverage of Indiana's 2020 fiscal closeout report issued today:
STATEHOUSE (July 16, 2020) – "Indiana's record of responsible budgeting and maintaining healthy reserves proved to be invaluable defenses against the significant economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the budget challenges ahead, we will continue to be strong stewards of Hoosier taxpayer dollars by finding efficiencies and funding our critical services like K-12 education.
"In the Indiana House of Representatives, we were able to revert 15 percent of our budget this year to help close the state's fiscal gap created by the public health crisis."
Read the full fiscal closeout report here.