Below is an e-mail 3BP got a hold of from the Federal Representative for the State of Indiana:
Last week, Governor Mitch Daniels and the Indiana General Assembly were able to work together to pass a budget that includes NO tax increases, reforms education and keeps $1 billion in reserves. The Washington Post story attached below along with an Indiana state employee newsletter outlines the extreme responses many states are proposing while, thanks to Indiana leadership, positive changes are continuing in the Hoosier state.
The attached articles she mentions go on to explain the difficulties facing many states, and Ohio in particular. Gov. Stricktaft himself is quoted discussing the severe cuts his state is suffering.
Out of curiousity, I checked on that pesky breakdown by the non-partisan Tax Foundation to see where Indiana stands. If you’ll recall, Ohio’s business tax climate ranks 47th out of the 50 states.
As for Indiana, they’re 14th.
Must be nice.