Gov. Eric Holcomb will Wednesday detail his Next Level Agenda for 2023. While specifics aren’t yet known, the governor has previously indicated he intends to seek funding for a second round of the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative, or READI.
The state has spent the last year approving hundreds of projects to receive funding from the $500 million READI program, the allocations for which were announced in December 2021.
Indiana lawmakers have indicated a variety of topics that will take center stage during the next session of the Indiana General Assembly, which will begin next week.
Among them are changes to the K-12 curriculum in Indiana schools and addressing the state’s teacher shortage. The Indiana Capital Chronicle previously reported Republican lawmakers are also considering a possible “Don’t Say Gay” bill that could ban Indiana teachers from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity.
Last month, the governor told the Capital Chronicle he wants to “be very pragmatic” about what bills he signs. However, he didn’t specify if there were any topics that he wouldn’t consider.
This year’s session will also craft the next two-year state budget.
We’ll have more information on the governor’s agenda as it becomes available.