INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit on Friday, Gov. Mike Pence released a statement that politely sent the message that Indiana can handle funding higher education on its own.
Obama’s visit is to Ivy Tech Community College, where he’ll tout his proposal to provide Americans with two free years of community college.
There is already a similar proposal in the Indiana General Assembly and it’s going nowhere. The plan calls for using gaming taxes, the general fund and the surplus to fund it, which isn’t a popular idea.
This is Pence’s statement in its entirety:
Obama’s remarks at Ivy Tech aren’t open to the public.