(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s first State of the State address:

“The Governor is really going for the trifecta – bettering the state, business community and quality of life of residents. That includes long-term road funding, pre-K expansion to reach more disadvantaged children, improving the health of Hoosiers and utilizing clean coal to help power our economy.

“The Indiana Chamber is pleased Gov. Holcomb is putting such a high priority on economic growth and job growth. We also applaud the Governor for acknowledging that taxes (or user fees) should be in the equation for the state’s long-term funding plan for roads and bridges. Ultimately, it will be a small price to pay for safer and better travels.”

“We believe what the Governor has laid out is achievable this year. We are ready to work with him and the General Assembly to make his strong vision a reality.”

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”