Passing an honestly balanced budget


Last week marked the halfway point of the 2015 legislative session, which means that House and Senate bills have now switched chambers. Over 150 bills have passed the House and will now move to the Senate for further consideration. One bill in particular, House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, affects each and every Hoosier in the state.

The budget is the most important piece of legislation we will pass this session. It will fund state government for the next two fiscal years. The House budget focuses on three areas: protecting Hoosier taxpayers, investing in education and funding our strategic priorities.

Indiana House Republicans have a proven track record of passing an honestly balanced budget that protects Hoosier taxpayers. Our budget, which passed the House last Tuesday, is structurally balanced in both years of the biennium, and does not rely on tax increases or budgetary gimmicks.