Gov. Mike Pence lauded Chrysler’s big plans to hire more than 1,200 workers in north-central Indiana and said he hoped to be able to make similar job announcements with the mayors of Franklin and Greenwood in the future.
Pence said he was working to bring jobs and grow the state’s economy and pitched his proposed 10 percent income tax cut as a catalyst to more economic development while addressing a crowd of Johnson County Republicans on Friday. He said the state would prosper if it reduced taxes, kept spending under control, promoted more vocational training in every high school and invested in education and infrastructure.
He spoke at the Johnson County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, an annual gathering of local Republicans, at Jonathan Byrd’s Cafeteria in Greenwood. More than 320 people, including U.S. Rep. Todd Young and several local elected officials, attended.