Governor Holcomb: “I won’t go through the rankings. We’re going to have to do something different if we want a different outcome.”
ICYMI: Indiana has an F rated quality-of-life and the state has a D- rated workforce, a C- rated education system, the third worst maternal mortality rate in the nation, and the country’s most polluted waterways
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today criticized the Republican supermajority at the statehouse for presenting an agenda that favors special interests and culture wars instead of solving the top issues facing families across the state. Republican officials have introduced extreme measures like so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and have hedged their support for providing full investments in the state’s health care system.
Fact is: Indiana’s future has dimmed under the GOP’s watch. Hoosiers have a F rated quality-of-life and the state has a D- rated workforce, a C- rated education system, the third worst maternal mortality rate in the nation, and the country’s most polluted waterways. It appears Republicans will once again ignore the warning signs from Indiana’s top business leaders and their taxpayer-funded reports and choose to put their extreme agenda.
Hoosiers should never settle for being at the back of the pack, but with Indiana Republicans in charge over the last twenty years, that’s exactly what’s happening.
The start of session falls on the eve of Governor Holcomb’s State of the State Address and he will claim that Indiana’s current status is strong. But after twenty years of Republican leadership, nothing could be further from the truth – even Holcomb admits it. The governor became the third GOP politician to confess Republicans have failed Hoosiers during his agenda rollout last week. He joined Suzanne Crouch and Mike Braun who also cited Indiana’s failing rankings for their campaigns for governor.
Here’s what Indiana would look like if Democrats were in charge:
- More good-paying, union jobs,
- Universal Pre-K,
- A quality education for every student,
- Teachers being paid more,
- Ending the state’s brain drain,
- Businesses of all sizes attracting and retaining young workers and their families,
- Women making their own health care decisions,
- More renewable and clean energy economic investments,
- Ending culture wars for good, and
- More money in your pocket.
Democrats mean it when we say it’s past time to cut the special interests and create a bright future for our families. It’s time to deliver on the kitchen-table issues Hoosiers care about most and it begins with the 2023 legislative session.