For immediate release:
April 9, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Gail Riecken (D-Evansville) today issued the following statement after Indiana Senate Republicans revealed a state budget proposal that offered substantially less funding for the proposed regional medical campus for downtown Evansville:
“The medical school is one of the most exciting projects that we have had for our area in a number of years, especially for the promise it holds for the future. While the Indiana Senate proposal does provide some funding for the project, it doesn’t offer as much as the proposal that passed the Indiana House earlier this session.
“It goes without saying that this will be one of my priorities for the remaining weeks of the 2015 session.
“I look forward to working with my House Republican colleagues from Southwest Indiana to make sure that full funding is part of the final budget. Their leadership will be crucial in keeping this project going.”