Rep. Carbaugh supports historic increase to education funding

Posted by: Brandi Klingerman  | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rep. Carbaugh supports historic increase to education funding

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please include the following statement from State Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) in your coverage of the passage of House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, which includes education funding.

STATEHOUSE - “The state’s biennial budget not only passed the largest increase for education funding in our state’s history, but also historic funding for Fort Wayne Community School Corporation. I was pleased to support an increase in funding for our local students as well as continued protection for parents’ choice in their child’s education.

“In addition to increased k-12 education funding, we were also able to fully fund full-day kindergarten and significantly raise the foundation level of the education funding formula. I was also proud to support the budget which reclassified Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne as a metropolitan university. This will help put our community and students in a better position for the future.”

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh serves as Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. Rep. Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.