Gov. Mike Pence delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday night which outlined his agenda to strengthen Indiana in 2014 while also reflecting on his first year as governor of Indiana.

"Indiana has set itself apart by maintaining a pro-jobs, pro-growth environment for employers to hire more Hoosiers, which was a focus of Governor Pence's speech," said Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) in response to the speech. "The General Assembly will do our part to pass legislation that bolsters Indiana's strong economic foundation while making sure that local governments are not burdened by tax reform. To further strengthen Indiana's economy, I will work with Governor Pence to advance legislation that will provide Hoosier workers with better job training for high-demand, high-wage employment."

Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) represents portions of Boone, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties and serves as the Chairman of the Ways and Means.

"Our state has seen significant growth and success in recent years, and it is important that we continue to build upon our accomplishments. Tonight, the Governor reiterated his commitment to do exactly that," stated Brown. "As Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am working with the governor and my colleagues to make sure Indiana continues to be seen and recognized as a competitive, business-friendly state through limited government, low taxation and prudent investments in education and transportation infrastructure. Through these initiatives, we are creating an environment that will boost more jobs and more Hoosiers will be equipped with the necessary skills to fill them."