STATEHOUSE - State Representative Phyllis Pond (R-New Haven) endorsed Gov. Mitch Daniels' budget proposal, saying it protects taxpayers, supports public education and public safety, and maintains a healthy state reserve balance.
"This budget portrays how Indiana should be spending Hoosier tax dollars," said Rep. Pond. "Not raising taxes will help Indiana make it through the recession. Hoosier pockets would be protected if this budget proposal is used as a guide."
Gov. Daniels gave the people of Indiana a glimpse of his proposed budget and Rep. Pond supports the principles contained in the budget proposal, which include:
Here is what Gov. Daniels' proposal avoids:
35 states are cutting education.
Under this budget proposal, Indiana is doing neither.
"I look forward to going into more detail with the budget," said Rep. Pond. "I will do my best to protect our community by responsibly spending our tax dollars and preventing any new taxes during an already tough economy."