(STATEHOUSE) - Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) offered the following statement about today's passage of House Bill 1001, the budget bill:
"Like any state budget, it's a compromise and no one-including me-likes everything in it," said Rep. Koch. "But while other states are raising taxes and making deep cuts to education, this budget does neither. Now is the time for government to be frugal, just as Hoosier families and businesses have had to be. I am pleased that 14 Democrats joined us in this bipartisan compromise to end the Special Session and avoid a government shutdown."