STATEHOUSE- Please include the following statement from Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) in your coverage of Governor Daniels' State of the State address:
"The governor's address tonight reflected realistic optimism. Realistic, in that he acknowledged we are not out the woods yet and that there are more hard choices ahead," said Rep. Koch. "But, at the same time, optimistic, in that our fiscal discipline over the past several years has set us apart from virtually any other state, and we are well-positioned to emerge strong from the recession. He challenged us to continue to find ways to streamline government and be more innovative in the way we deliver essential government services."