INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement in response to first-term Governor Eric Holcomb’s third State of the State address.
“That Governor Holcomb continues to think small, to tinker rather than tackle our state’s critical issues is proof he just doesn’t have a vision beyond keeping the seat warm. Indiana faces real challenges and Holcomb has the legislative muscle to pass a bold agenda. Now, in year three, it isn’t that he can’t advance a bold vision, it’s that he chooses not to. Holcomb took to the stage tonight and made the case to tread water. His budget doesn’t allocate one dime specifically to raise educators’ pay, nor does it mention preschool. Not once. If you’re unable or unwilling to take on our state’s biggest problems, what are you getting up to do every day?”