INDIANAPOLIS–Today Governor Holcomb shared his Inflation Relief Plan, which would return $1 billion of Indiana’s $6.1 billion surplus to taxpayers in an automatic refund. That would amount to $225 per eligible Hoosier filer. Governor Holcomb also announced that he would call a special session before the end of June to advance his proposed agenda.

Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement on the proposed plan:

“Getting money directly into the pockets of struggling Hoosiers is always the right decision, and I’m glad that Governor Holcomb heard our calls to provide direct relief to Hoosiers. Providing every Hoosier with $225 will help a lot of people trying to make ends meet right now. However, this one-time payment is temporary relief. It isn’t enough to address the ongoing struggles that Hoosiers are facing. Hoosiers’ financial struggles are ongoing and relief needs to be ongoing as well.

“I do think we can go further, but I’m happy to see the Governor taking action to relieve Hoosiers during tough times. I look forward to discussing expanded relief measures we can take to help Hoosiers on a long-term basis once we head into special session.”