Ellspermann talks jobs during stop in Lafayette

Aug 29, 2012

The Indiana GOP lieutenant governor candidate is touting her ticket's pro-business policies.

Sue Ellspermann participated in a jobs roundtable at Fairfield manufacturing in Lafayette Wednesday morning. She says students of today need to be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

Ellspermann says if she and Mike Pence are elected, they would support proposals to encourage college undergraduates to complete their degrees in four years.

She says those in high school need to be made aware of alternatives to college that will still prepare them for the workforce.

Ellspermann says in addition to making sure more people in the state are employed, the Republican ticket wants to lower taxes for individuals and small businesses.

She says Mike Pence has proposed a 10% decrease in income taxes over the next two years.

Ellspermann says that would save the average family about $200 per year and the average small business about $1,000 a year.