Legislators Return to Statehouse Today

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The state legislature is back to work today at the Statehouse.

Some of the issues legislators will address are economic development, energy/environment, healthcare, and education.

Governor Eric Holcomb has already said he is in support of increasing teacher’s salaries but it may have to wait another year when lawmakers pass a new two-year budget.

Teachers are also asking lawmakers to pass the “Hold Harmless Bill.” Educators do not want results from standardized tests to impact decisions on teachers’ raises.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma promised a push to get this law passed.

Another priority is to repeal the state’s mandatory 15-hour externship from the licensing requirement. Teachers have to complete the hours before they can renew their licenses.