Please include this statement from state Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) in your coverage of Gov. Mitch Daniels' State of the State address:
"Gov. Daniels recognizes the challenges the legislature faces this year. However, he also has solid ideas to get Indiana through this period of economic downturn. His support for the Kernan-Shepard recommendations to reform local government, his call to forward permanent property tax caps and his unwillingness to dip into the state's surplus show that he's willing to make the bold, tough decisions that will get our state through this difficult time and put us in great position years down the road."