EDITOR’S NOTE — Please include the following statement from State Representative Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) in your coverage of Governor Pence’s State of the State address:
STATEHOUSE – “I was pleased to hear Governor Pence reiterate his commitment to increasing education funding. Throughout my time in the Legislature, education has always been a top priority, with K-12 funding accounting for approximately half of Indiana’s biennial budget.
“As a result, we have made great strides over the years to improve the quality of Indiana’s education system and to provide Hoosier families with increasing opportunities to decide how best to educate their children. As we work to craft another budget for our state, we must keep in mind that despite these accomplishments, there is still work to be done. However, I am confident that we will continue to make education a priority and work towards a brighter future for all Hoosiers.”