Pence set to outline second year legislative agenda

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is set to provide more details about his second-year agenda he says will focus on education, road construction and economic issues.

Pence is scheduled to speak Thursday at a legislative conference organized by the Indianapolis law firm Bingham Greenbaum Doll. Pence has already said he plans spending his second session with the General Assembly pushing for a range of issues broadly focused on improving the state's economy.

Included in his second-year agenda is a measure that would expand the number of charter schools. Others would search for ways to pay for new road construction and consider recommendations on improving career preparation among students.

Pence had moderate success pushing through his initiatives during his first legislative session this year.



  • Amy's right about the Common Core.
    If Governor Pence DOES allow the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to be railroaded, it will be egg on our face. I am a classroom teacher and have been working with the CCSS for over three full school years now and truly see the value in making this shift to the standards themselves. The assessments (which are SEPARATE from the standards are fully open to debate. If Indiana backs out, we're aligning ourselves with only a handful of other states; ones like Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Virginia. Wonderful places full of smart people, but also states not exactly known for making innovative and progressive choices.
  • Conservative "leadership"
    Corporatization of public education and NEW road construction? Let's not forget Gov. Pence also supports right-wing efforts to limit rights of gay families, which will once again highlight Indiana as an oppressive, backwater place on a national level. The future of our State looks grim.
  • "His" agenda?
    Try ALEC's agenda.
  • Predictable
    Here's what you can count on. An agenda filled with social issues appealing to a Tea Party base. An agenda with nothing for gays, minorities, and women. An agenda favoring large corporation with large political donations. An agenda dodging any insurance issues, leaving the small guy without. An agenda for no job creation, just more trickle down. Yes, pretty predictable. But, favorable to most of the right wing voters voting for him, which is the majority of voters in Indiana.
  • BULL oney
    That's what he says now. Can't wait for the social issues to top the agenda--right after he crushes Common Core and makes Indiana look like idiots on the national stage (again)!
  • Good News
    Maybe this is good news. If he's wise he'll keep his nose out of "social issues" as Mitch did. Hopefully the General Assembly won't force his hand.
  • Healthcare?
    Will Governor Pence outline how he intends to provide health insurance for Hoosiers?

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