INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said the State of Indiana has never been stronger.
Tuesday night, the governor said in his ‘State of the State’ address that the unemployment rate is at an all-time low.
Holcomb said teacher pay is a big issue, but he plans to address it next year.
He recommends lawmakers use $250 million from the state’s surplus and put it toward teacher retirement funds.
This would generate $50 million annually for teacher pay.
He said that in addition to the $150 million they gave to the teacher retirement fund last year, that freed up $65 million more for teachers.
Democratic leaders said they aren’t against Holcomb’s idea, but they don’t think the issue should wait until 2021.
(This story was originally published on January 15, 2020)