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Indiana Governor Delivers State of State Address

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Indiana Governor Delivers State of State Address

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels delivers his State of the State tonight.

Daniels will be making his sixth State of the State address at the Indiana Capitol this evening. While the Republican Daniels likes to point out that Indiana has more than a billion dollar surplus - something that no other Midwestern state has - things still aren’t looking good.

Daniels has already cut the budgets of public colleges and universities by $150 million and $300 million to public K-12 education because of declining tax revenues. Despite these declines, Daniels continues to push for a cap on property taxes to be written into the state’s constitution.

Some lawmakers question the move because it will put limits on tax revenues, which could lead to cuts in police, fire and other municipal services. But the plan is near complete. Lawmakers are close to finalizing a bill, which will then be voted on by Hoosiers in a referendum this fall.

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