Randy-HeadAs the 2017 legislative session gets underway, lawmakers will be considering a wide range of topics.

Senator Randy Head recently highlighted some of his top priorities for 2017.   They include:


  • Passing another balanced two-year state budget – Fund all of Indiana’s priorities while maintaining our track record of fiscal responsibility
  • Creating a long-term road funding plan – Support our growing economy by creating and funding a plan to maintain and expand our state’s road infrastructure
  • Fighting opioid abuse – Attack the opioid-abuse epidemic with a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, enforcement, treatment and data collection
  • Replacing the outdated ISTEP test – Find a shorter, more effective test to measure student growth and achievement
  • Improving Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the school funding formula and fixing the overall structure of workforce development – Ensure the funding formula for high school CTE courses supports our schools in preparing students for today’s economy and reform Indiana’s workforce development efforts
  • Passing a balanced budget amendment – Give Hoosier voters the chance to add an amendment to our state constitution that would prohibit state spending from exceeding state revenue

Closing his comments Senator Head said, “I encourage you to visit www.in.gov/iga to follow along throughout the legislative process. On this website, you can stream session and committee meetings and track legislation.”