House Republicans will continue to be fiscally responsible with your hard-earned dollars. As lawmakers craft the next state budget, I will remain dedicated to ensuring the fiscal blueprint for state operations is structurally balanced and works to meet the needs of our community.
Highlights of the $31 billion biennial budget providing general fund appropriations for 2018 and 2019 include:
- Maintaining healthy reserves;
- Moderately increasing the base per-student K-12 funding;
- Funding modest increases for higher education;
- Doubling state funding for Indiana’s high-quality pre-K pilot program, which helps low-income, at-risk students;
- Increasing state police salaries;
- Increasing the state income tax exemptions for military pensions and survivor’s benefits;
- Investing in efforts to address the state’s opioid epidemic; and
- Investing in innovation and workforce development, including advancing bioscience research and training for Hoosier workers.
Indiana can continue to grow and prosper if we remain diligent in keeping our finances in order.
State Rep. David Frizzell
House District 93