ICYMI: “The Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative program was approved by legislators this year using federal COVID-19 relief funding…”
Indiana Republicans – led by Eric Holcomb – take credit for Democrats’ work despite saying “NO” to the dough
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the continued opportunity President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is delivering for Indiana’s future. This time, the Rescue Plan is set to bring about $500 million to help with economic development proposals across the state. The investment is once again a “huge shot in the arm” for Indiana’s business community and follows other critical investments that’ll help small businesses across the state, including $250 million in broadband expansion and $540 million for childcare services.
Indiana Democrats have delivered for Hoosier families, and they will hit the road over the next year to sell this record ahead of the critical 2022 elections. But, the same cannot be said for the Indiana Republican Party whose leaders like U.S. Senator Todd Young and Governor Eric Holcomb said “NO” to the dough but now try to take credit for the investments the Rescue Plan has made on Indiana’s future. Republicans continue to show they have no vision for Indiana and would rather put their extreme partisanship ahead of Hoosier families.
SHOT: American Rescue Plan Delivers $500 million for economic development across Indiana
“State officials have started reviewing economic development proposals covering all 92 Indiana counties that are seeking more than double the $500 million available for the grant program.” […]
The Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative program was approved by legislators this year using federal COVID-19 relief funding as a way for groups of counties to advance projects for improving the quality of life and economies in their areas.” […]
“Legislators initially dedicated $150 million toward the program that Holcomb proposed in January. That funding total was increased to $500 million as the state budget was bolstered by $3 billion in federal relief funding.”
CHASER: Governor Eric Holcomb, INGOP take credit for Rescue Plan investments despite saying “NO” to the dough
“The governor also discussed the potential availability of additional funds for the state’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI), which was announced earlier this year. Currently, at least $500 million in state money is earmarked for the program, which encourages neighboring counties, cities and towns to partner in creating incentives to attract young workers to their areas.”