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The Democratic budget would have cut middle class taxes

       The Democratic plan offered the middle class a choice: either a cut in their income taxes or taking a credit that would have reduced the textbook tax middle class families pay.

The Republican budget does not...

       The Republican plan does not even include the governor's proposed income tax cut.


The Democratic budget would have increased funding for all public schools

       The Democratic plan would give every public school in Indiana an increase in state support in each of the next two years.

The Republican budget does not...

       In the first year of the Republican plan, 30 percent of public schools lose state support. In the second year, 40 percent of public schools lose state support.


The Democratic budget creates jobs

       Private-sector job creation in the Democratic plan will come through infrastructure projects; construction of new buildings at our state universities; and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has been estimated by the Indiana Hospital Association to create as many as 30,000 new jobs.

The Republican budget does not...

       The Republican plan rejects the Affordable Care Act, and offers few opportunities to create private-sector jobs.


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