Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) offered the following statement in response to the passage of HB 1001:
"After months of tough negotiation, we have adopted a budget that is in the best interest of Hoosier taxpayers," said Rep. Culver. "Indiana has been of the few states in America that was not operating in the red. This budget allows us to remain in that positive position without raising taxes and by even increasing funding for education. Additionally, this budget makes provisions for many innovative educational initiatives that will make Indiana stand out, such as removing the cap on the expansion of charter schools and allowing the state to begin virtual education programs."