Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Local News

April 22, 2013

Residents get legislative update

DANVILLE —

State Rep. Jeff Thompson and Sen. Pete Miller met with Hendricks County residents this week at the third and final legislative breakfast for the current session.

The legislators attending gave community members updates on bills that are currently under consideration at the Indiana Statehouse.

“One item that has been passed early on is the bill designed to help bridge the ‘skills gap,’” Miller said. “This was an important issue for Gov. Mike Pence.”

Pence signed the bill into law, which includes two key proposals that will help improve the state’s workforce through development and vocational education.

Senate Enrolled Act 465 encourages a partnership between employers and schools to help create better job training in the classroom and provide apprenticeships to students.

House Enrolled Act 1002 establishes the Indiana Career Council which is comprised of leaders in state government, businesses, education, and labor. The goal of this council is to foster collaboration in the government’s workforce development efforts.

“We’re looking forward to the benefits that we’ll see in the future,” Miller said.

He also updated residents on a bill that would relax the requirements for school district superintendents.

“As it stands now, superintendents need to have an education license,” he said. “Not that an education license is not important, but it might just help the pool of applicants for some of our districts.”

He said the law would help large districts like IPS who may want to hire an individual from the private sector who may have great management skills but not the education background.

“I don’t see this bill applying to any of our schools in Hendricks County,” Miller added.

Both Miller and Thompson gave kudos to Rep. Greg Steuerwald for his work on the criminal code bill. Steuerwald was at the breakfast for a short time but was unable to stay for the question and answer period because he had a meeting downtown to work on pending legislation.

Text Only
Local News
  • Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery |Any illusions I had about the progressive nature of the Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime quickly dissipated when I returned to my Moscow Grand Marriott room in August 2007. Upon opening the door, I was greeted with the spectacle of my papers and note

    July 29, 2014

  • Union drama at the Metropolitan Opera |The fat lady will sing — but only in strict keeping with the work rules set out by the American Guild of Musical Artists. The Metropolitan Opera has a labor problem. Personnel expenses account for $200 million of the financially struggling Met's $32

    July 29, 2014

  • Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished just a few strokes from last place at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.Stories about Woods followed two themes: He is finished, and his once-sterling

    July 29, 2014

  • WSF 7-29 news hauler 4 Hauler Parade kicks off Brickyard activities SPEEDWAY — The Hauler Parade is quickly becoming a tradition for NASCAR fans who visit Indy for the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. The event is in its third year and welcomed numerous people, young and old alike.The parade of more than 40 NAS

    July 29, 2014 8 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 spt nhra pic-1 -- Countdown continues -- On Sept. 6, 1982 at Indianapolis, Shirley Muldowney captured the greatest victory of her outstanding Top Fuel career.Already a two-time Top Fuel world champion and winner of 15 national events, Muldowney’s history-making victory at the Chevrolet Perf

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMPD arrests knife wielding serial robber At about 8 p.m. July 23, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were flagged down in the 3800 block of N. Keystone Avenue by a witness who said the Dollar General store was being robbed.Officers got out of their cars and approached the

    July 29, 2014

  • WSF 7-29 spt brickyard pic-2 Gordon's drive-for-five dream becomes reality A historical moment in NASCAR history came on a day when the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway may have needed it most.While the stands weren’t full — far from it — those in attendance witnessed Jeff Gordon complete his drive-for-five

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 news speedway roundabout pic 2 Speedway breaks ground on Main Street roundabout SPEEDWAY — Just one day after a weekend of bustling activity with the Brickyard 400 race, officials here gathered for the ground breaking of a roundabout project that will eventually connect Main Street, 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road in an atte

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 news boh pic 1 [Duplicate] Beacon of Hope announces concert event Last week, Beacon of Hope Center for Women (BOH) announced an upcoming concerted featuring three notable Christian artists. The announcement took place at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds Coliseum, site of the upcoming concert, which will feature Casting

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • WSF 7-29 spt colts pic-1 Former BSU star ready to prove his worth ANDERSON — Jonathan Newsome knows what it feels like to be a spectator at the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp.He spent one day in each of the past two summers watching practice alongside his Ball State teammates. It was a chance for the Cardinals t

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Should the government continue to use military bases to house illegal immigrant children?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read