I couldn't vote for a budget that goes against the financial principles of the hard-working Hoosiers who elect us. Families are facing hard times and finding ways to cut their budgets. Government should do the same.
The only good part of the budget before us was funding for job training and counseling to get more folks back to work. However, I think there are ways to provide this assistance outside of the state budget, and I'm committed to making sure more of these important programs become available for out-of-work Hoosiers.