Governor Daniels State of the State Address


Indiana's Governor Mitch Daniels delivered his third State of the State Address Tuesday night at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Before he got started, he joked that something looked a little different to him.

"I say somewhat because somehow, something is different. Something, something, oh, Representative Bauer, you've changed seats. You look good up there, thank you for watching my back," says Daniels.

South Bend Representative B. Pat Bauer is now the Speaker of the House because Democrats have a 51 to 49 majority.

In his speech, Daniels acknowledged the change and said both parties must set aside their differences and work together for the good of the state.

"As I said, we previously had two alternative means for action. One was the path of cooperation, the other path of party unity. They are not equal; cooperation is always the best way. It honors the contributions of all, and fosters enduring support for the policies it produces," explains Daniels.

Daniels also pushed plans for full-day kindergarten, outsourcing the Hoosier lottery to benefit higher education, and raising cigarette taxes to fund health programs.


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