I co-authored legislation boosting funding for K-12 schools to account for a higher than expected increase in enrollment in our traditional public schools. This funding is in addition to the $7 billion we already spend on K-12 education annually.
Currently, $1 billion is being spent on 30 workforce programs each year across nine state agencies. However, our state is still experiencing a workforce shortage. I supported a new law that will re-evaluate workforce-related programs, match Career and Technical Education students with local businesses and encourage students to complete training in high-demand fields.
We also passed two new laws to help combat the growing opioid epidemic by expanding opioid treatment programs, and streamlining licensure and credentialing for mental health professionals. To ensure no Hoosier is further than an hour-long drive from treatment, nine additional opioid rehabilitation centers could be added around the state.
To further reduce government bureaucracy, I supported two measures to streamline government operations and reporting requirements.
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