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Indiana State Teachers Association opposes budget amendment

The Indiana State Teachers Association said the balanced budget amendment on this year's state ballot is a solution in search of a problem.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 4:12 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)- Voters are being asked to decide whether the state should have a balanced budget. 

The measure has already passed through two separate sessions. 

Now, it needs a simple majority vote to go into the Indiana Constitution. 

The Indiana State Teachers Association took a stance on Monday. 

"ISTA opposes the amendment and urges voters to vote no," said the group on its website. "Efforts behind the amendment are more posturing for political purposes. It is too simplistic to try to equate government accounting with household accounting, especially when essential services for Hoosiers are at stake. Besides, the Indiana General Assembly already takes ample precautions to secure responsible and balanced budgets."

On Monday, News 18 reported about how some people were claiming this amendment would hurt pensions. ISTA addressed those concerns. 

"Inaccurate information is circulating on social media on how the ballot initiative impacts pensions," said ISTA. "Regardless of the outcome, the balanced budget amendment will have no impact on pre-funded public pension funds."

If you would like to learn more about why state lawmakers passed this amendment, click on our story from Monday.

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