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Hamilton County Lawmakers Support Special Session to Provide Inflation Relief to Hoosiers

Area legislators provided the following statements yesterday after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his plan to call state lawmakers back to the Statehouse for a special session to provide inflation relief to Hoosier taxpayers:

“Inflation is having real and negative effects on everyday Hoosiers, whether it’s record gas prices or rising grocery and energy bills. That’s why I fully support the governor’s call for a special session to put more money directly back into taxpayers’ pockets. By issuing another round of automatic taxpayer refunds, we can provide quick and substantial relief while maintaining the state’s prudent reserves and providing budget flexibility moving forward. We’ll work with the governor and our Senate colleagues on scheduling a special session, so we can return to the Statehouse and do what’s right by Hoosiers,” said House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers).

Tony Cook

“As D.C. Democrats continue to drive our national debt and inflation through the roof, taxpayers deserve some much-needed relief. Issuing another round of taxpayer refunds could give a boost to hardworking Hoosiers and I look forward to joining my fellow legislators to do just that,” said State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Chuck Goodrich

“Because Indiana continues living within its means, paying down debt and wisely investing in our state’s future, we are in a strong economic position to issue another taxpayer refund. We have a strong record of giving Hoosiers back their money, and I support the governor’s call for a special session to provide inflation relief,” said State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville).

Chris Jeter

“Despite failed Democrat policies at the federal level, our state’s economy is running strong and revenue continues to outpace our expectations. Indiana’s incredible fiscal health puts us in a position to help everyday Hoosiers who are struggling under the weight of record inflation and gas prices,” said State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers).

Donna Schaibley

“Our state has a strong reputation for not spending more than we take in while still funding essential services, and now we’re in a position to return more money back to Hoosiers who earned it. I support the governor calling for a special session, and providing relief to all Hoosier taxpayers,” said State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel).

Jerry Toor

“We have a long track record of returning money to taxpayers. This year, we passed a $1 billion tax-cut package to lower income taxes and utility costs. We also returned $545 million through an automatic taxpayer refund. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make sure we provide relief, especially as Hoosiers continue to feel the squeeze at the grocery store, gas pump and beyond,” said State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel).