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Daniels: Indiana Should Build On Existing Economic Policies

The governor told Chamber of Commerce officials they should improve on the policies from the past eight years, particularly with infrastructure and education.

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Governor Mitch Daniels joins Sweetwater Sound officials for a groundbreaking of their new facility in Ft. Wayne, Ind. on Nov. 14, 2012.

As Governor Mitch Daniels prepares to leave office next month, he says the state cannot let up on the progress and reforms of the last eight years.

The governor spoke with members of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Thursday at an event that revolved around Indiana Vision 2025, a long-term economic plan developed by the Chamber over the last couple of years. Daniels shared his thoughts on where the state should be headed, and he says Indiana cannot undo the steps it has taken so far, particularly in K-12 education.

“We cannot back up. We cannot interrupt. We can sure not have it rolled back by folks who want it the way it always was because the way it always was wasn’t good for our kids and it wasn’t good for our economy,” Daniels says.

Daniels says he also wants to see the state go further in advancing its infrastructure. He says that includes changes such as creating a dedicated truck lane on major highways throughout the state.

“That is conducive to commerce and speeds the flow of commerce and does all the good things that would flow from that while increasing safety and convenience for the non-commercial traffic that we have,” he says.

As the next president of Purdue University, Daniels says he would also like to see greater cooperation between the state’s higher education institutions.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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