State, city legislatures conduct yearly wrap-up

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana’s legislative session recently wrapped up and local representatives met to highlight some of this years achievements.

Senator Jon Ford, Representative Tonya Pfaff for district 43 and Alan Morrison for district 42 met to discuss legislation at the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Morrison says there was broad support for the budget bill in this session. Morrison explained how important it was to make sure the next generation was taken care of.

“Obviously one of the most important is K through 12 education,” said Rep. Morrison. “We made historic additions to that budget and it’ll be over 1.9 billion over the next two years. We’re doing everything we can do to get as much money into the classroom.”

He adds that lawmakers have made Hoosier health a priority.

“We put again historic amounts of money towards mental health and that’s been obviously something that has become more and more on the front of everybody’s minds,” said Rep. Morrison.

The pandemic continues to be a major topic of discussion for representatives across the state, as they work together to create opportunities for residents who may be struggling.

“Of the 19 or 20 standing committees that we have in the legislature, I would imagine that there was at least one bill that dealt with the pandemic in every single committee,” said Rep. Morrison.

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