Statement From State Sen. Vaneta Becker

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Statement from State Sen. Vaneta Becker
State Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) made the following statement yesterday in response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2022 State of the State address:
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STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2022) — “The governor gave a very positive state message with the House and the Senate attending. It was encouraging to hear his plans to address several issues facing our state, like improving public health and expanding access to mental health services.

“I support the governor’s goal of removing the stigma of mental health by creating access to services, expanding education and growing the workforce so that people have better jobs and better access to mental health services.

“I am also happy to hear that the Indiana Public Health Commission will submit a report this summer with recommendations for the 2023 budget session. It is truly important we strengthen the state’s public health system overall, and I am ready to help achieve those goals.

“He also touched on the $500 million that was in the budget this past year in which southwest Indiana received $50 million for READI Grants. That will be transformative for Evansville and the surrounding areas.

“It’s very important that we improve and grow with the economic development initiatives that we put forth such as the IU School of Medicine and all of the ancillary services that will be tied to that.

“For further information, please contact me at (317) 232 – 9452.”

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