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"The General Assembly's passage of a bill that enhances revenue and includes significant tax restructuring signals a new beginning for Indiana. I congratulate our legislators for a courageous and unselfish effort.

"While difficult challenges and much hard work are still ahead, we now have a solid base upon which to build an economy that can bring growth and prosperity to our state. I believe this bill greatly enhances Purdue's ability to support economic development.

"Throughout this arduous process, Indiana's leaders have recognized the need to assure that we have a first-rate educational system. We are very grateful for their efforts, and we look forward to moving ahead to a new and more prosperous era."