We got two very different reactions to the budget passed by the House tonight:
‘There’s winners and losers, but one thing in the process, I think the 2,000 or more teachers who would have lost their jobs are winners. The 6,000 workers that might have lost their jobs if that retroactive tax had stayed in there are winners. I think a lot of students that are going to college are winners because I think that minus four-percent cut the governor had for higher ed will now help them not increase tuition as much,’ said House Speaker Pat Bauer (D-South Bend).
‘This is a Band-Aid for the Capital Improvement Board. There’s gonna have to be some very serious work done by the city and the mayor to revamp that organization. They’re gonna have much fewer means to work with. I think the program that was adopted tonight is a good short-term measure but they’re going to have to put together a long-term plan to solve the city’s problems,’ said House Minority Leader Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).