Indiana Democratic Party 7-13-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 7-13-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody and the Indiana Democratic Party 7-13-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast.

Hoosier families struggling to pay the bills, afford prescription drugs or find affordable child care toget ahead.

TRANSCRIPT:

This is Chairman John Zody bringing you our weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party.

As Governor Eric Holcomb announces his re-election campaign this weekend, it is clear his first term has been defined by empty promises.  

He promised educators higher pay but not one dime was specifically earmarked for teacher pay raises in his budget. He did, however, just appropriate $50M of our state surplus for a pig barn at the State Fairgrounds. That’s more than we spend annually on: The Dept. of Veterans Affairs; early childhood education; and school safety.

I have no idea how a $50M swine barn helps Hoosier families struggling to pay the bills, afford prescription drugs or find affordable child care toget ahead.

The school corporation where Holcomb will announce his re-election on Saturday has lost more than $1M in state funding since 2011. Adjust for inflation, and student funding was higher a decade ago there than it is today. Just the latest indication that Eric Holcomb isn’t working for working families.

It’s clear where his priorities are, and in his first term, we are seeing Hoosier families being left out of what he calls a “next level agenda.”

Nearly 1/3 of Hoosier voters have never heard of Holcomb. He’s been governor for three years.

Public polling has shown Holcomb hovering at or below 50% since his inauguration day. That’s not next level, it’s soft. 

It’s because Holcomb has zero accomplishments.

He’ll tout ‘record education investment’ but some public schools had higher per-pupil funding a decade ago than they do today. Teachers are literally driving school buses and working 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. 

The 2020 Governor’s race will be critical to the direction our state is headed in for the next four years. Our Democratic candidates are beginning to take shape and we are excited to have a nominee and grassroots coalition that will make a Holcomb a one-term governor.

I’m optimistic of what can happen here in our state in next year and right now in 2019. We just need everyone to help us get there, including you. You can get involved with the Party at indems.org/join.

Also, please follow the IDP on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. Simply search INDems – that’s I-N-D-E-M-S on those social media platforms andfollow us to get the latest news about our candidates and what we’re doing to hold our counterparts at the Statehouse and in Washington accountable. Thank you for listening.

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