Porter comments on passage of House Bill 1001, this session’s state budget proposal

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Gregory W. Porter (D-Indianapolis) today released the following statement regarding House Bill 1001, the biennial state budget, which passed through the House:

“Amid a global pandemic, Indiana House Republicans could have proposed commonsense measures to provide relief, protect essential services and invest in our human infrastructure,” Porter said.

“Instead, their proposal for the state's biennial budget diverts money away from our K-12 public schools, cuts health and social services funding and provides no significant relief for Hoosier families. COVID-19 is already devastating the Hoosier State, but the supermajority's budget will make it even more difficult to recover for years to come. Indiana House Democrats will remain diligent and work with our colleagues across the aisle as House Bill 1001 moves through the legislative process.”

House Bill 1001 passed through the House with a vote of 65-30.

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