Pence Can’t Photo Op Way Out of His Late-To-The-Game Approach to Fixing State’s Crumbling Infra

INDIANAPOLIS – Drew Anderson, communications director for the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Mike Pence attended an I-65 expansion announcement, an event for a project that was previously approved by the state and seemingly does little to address Indiana’s crumbling infrastructure system.

“After jeopardizing our ‘Crossroads of America’ reputation and wasting $71 million on faulty asphalt, Governor Mike Pence is doing literally anything possible to make it look like he’s concerned about Indiana’s crumbling infrastructure. Gov. Pence’s recent ‘plan’ provides the bare minimum needed for Indiana to keep its D+ grade while also ignoring 90% of the state’s roads. And Hoosiers are tired of Pence’s late-to-the-game approach as they drive on Indiana’s 1,900 structurally deficient bridges. Instead, Hoosiers are ready for a leader like John Gregg, who foresaw this crisis and advocated for the improvement of the state’s entire infrastructure system back in 2012. Mike Pence can’t photo op his way out of this one, and it’s time Indiana has a governor who’s willing to solve today’s problems for Hoosier families.”

BACKGROUND INFO: Governor Pence Visits The Region – Where 153 Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

County

Number of Deficient Bridges

Jasper

15

Lake

57

LaPorte

25

Newton

23

Porter

33

Total

153

.Data provided by the Indiana Senate Democrats

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