Indiana Democratic Party Chair Dan Parker issued the following statement in response to Gov. Mitch Daniels' final "State of the State" address this evening:
"What we heard tonight: 15 minutes of historic back-patting, a few minutes of storytelling and a load of propaganda about policies that will harm working Hoosiers, set our state further behind.
"Hoosiers make less than they did when the Governor was elected. There are fewer jobs, and more people are struggling to get by. None of that was reflected in tonight's speech.
"Additionally, we heard no reference to the failed privatization deals, scandals and broken promises that have marred this administration from the outset.
"We're looking forward to getting the state back on track after November by electing Democratic leadership that listens to hard-working Hoosiers and values input from more than a chosen few."