INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says don't expect many surprises, but the "State of the State" address he will deliver Tuesday night figures to have big implications for public schools and for the state's other political party.
Daniels tends to chart an ambitious path in these addresses.
From the Major Moves toll road lease idea in one of his first, to a massive overhaul of property taxes that came in a later address, Daniels likes to think big and let other Hoosiers in on his thoughts during the “State of the State” each January.
Daniels has candidly said education reform will be front and center in this speech.
He wants big changes impacting teacher evaluations, collective bargaining rights, and more public and private school choices for parents.
He also is putting a priority on repaying a $2-billion debt to the state’s unemployment insurance fund, and on lowering prison populations through reforms in criminal sentencing.
We turned to Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine, local Democratic Party leader Kevin Knuth and political analyst Andy Downs for thoughts on the governor’s address.
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