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Governor Daniels' Statement About 2010 Legislative Session


Location: Indianapolis, IN

"In all honesty, this was an essentially defensive, Hippocratic session. We protected taxpayers against those who want to spend money we will not have, protected our business climate against an untimely increase in UI premiums, protected schools by enhancing their flexibility to use unspent funds they have in reserve, and protected everyone against attempted raids by gaming, labor unions, and other narrow special interests.

"Meanwhile, we ended social promotion of children who cannot yet read, gained the new tools we sought to help single parents collect child support, and won taxpayers the right to vote on making our property tax reductions permanent. I prefer playing offense on behalf of change for Indiana's future, but in this economy and political environment, this was not a bad outcome."

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