Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

State News

July 6, 2012

State surplus triggers automatic refund

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BATESVILLE —

Daniels, though, defended his decisions to push the state into frugal spending, saying it has put Indiana in a position of being one of the few states that hasn't engaged in deep deficit spending. He made reference to the neighboring state of Illinois, which currently has a $43 billion budget deficit.

"We made a different choice, and I think it was the right one," he  said.

Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. She can be reached at maureen.hayden@indianamediagroup.com.

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