Kenley names priorities for 2017 session


Earilier this month, State Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) announced his personal priorities for the 2017 legislative session, which began Jan. 3 and will end in April.

Listed priorities 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 finding new funding sources 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  • Replacing the outdated ISTEP test.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 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.
  • Fixing Indiana’s e-liquids law. Level the playing field for e-liquids manufacturers while maintaining strong consumer protections.