Will Mike Pence Address Falling Incomes for Hoosier Families?

Hoosiers’ income still lags” – 38th in nation for per capita income

INDIANAPOLIS – As Mike Pence is expected to chair the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors meeting this afternoon, will he address the falling incomes of everyday Hoosiers? Under Gov. Pence’s watch, per capita incomes for Hoosiers have plummeted to 38th in the nation, down from 33rd from 2004.

“Governor Mike Pence believes a low unemployment number is the ticket to re-election, but the fact is wages continue to plummet and the Hoosier worker is falling behind the rest of the nation. Per capita income has dropped to 38th in the U.S., and Hoosiers continue to do more work for less,” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “Even the lieutenant governor – Eric Holcomb – disagrees with Gov. Pence’s economic snapshot – and Hoosiers know it’s time to defeat the governor and his political ideology. They are ready for a governor who will instead bring quality, high-paying jobs back to the Hoosier State. That person is John Gregg.”

Mike Pence has quite the history of siding against the Hoosier worker. Wages for Hoosiers have fallen from $53,500 in 2000 to $46,900 in 2013. And just this last year, Governor Pence did whatever was necessary to lobby for and repeal Indiana’s common construction wage law – including using money from his own campaign. There’s no other way to sugarcoat the fact that under Mike Pence, Hoosiers are earning less for the same work. We can do better.

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