INDIANAPOLIS ─ Today, the Indiana Senate voted on their biennial budget, House Bill (HB) 1001. This legislation will set Indiana’s state budget for the next two years.

Sen. Qaddoura released the following statement explaining his support of the proposal:

“When I ran to be your state senator in District 30, I made a commitment to voters that I would work to increase public school funding and finally give our hardworking educators the pay raise they deserve,” Sen. Qaddoura said. “Under the state’s new budget, these priorities were addressed, and I was proud to join colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote for this legislation.

“I also want to acknowledge the integral role that President Biden’s American Rescue Plan played in making this happen. Because of the federal funds allocated to our state, we have the ability to pay for projects like broadband expansion and new construction projects, which will help Indiana reach its next level.

“This budget, while not perfect, addresses the top priorities of District 30 residents and is a victory for the state and our families. I hope this budget is just a first step in fully funding and supporting our public education system in Indiana.”