Lt. Governor Says Funding Will Get Better For Schools

By Scott Sarvay

October 7, 2010 Updated Oct 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Indiana's Lieutenant Governor came to a court-sponsored youth conference in Fort Wayne, Thursday taking time to say school leaders need to be patient in waiting for funding to be boosted.

Republican Becky Skillman spoke with individuals and agency leaders who work with youth in the local court system.

She said the fact that state government took-in $800 million less in tax revenues over a 20-month period, justified cutting school funding by 2 to 3 percent.

Lt. Gov. Skillman says, “And yet state government agencies statewide have had their funds withheld at 25 percent, hopefully the worst of those cuts are behind us now."

Skillman says revenues are way up this year but that it's too soon to say ‘we're out of the woods.’

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