The legislative session has begun

Last Monday, the Indiana General Assembly reconvened for the 2023 legislative session. This year is a budget year, which means the session will be longer than it was in 2022. Over the next four months, lawmakers will create Indiana’s two-year state budget.

Throughout this legislative session, Stand for Children Indiana will be focusing on the issues advocates like you said mattered most:

  • Ensuring our public schools are equitably funded and that the school funding formula considers low-income and traditionally underserved students as well as our SPED and ELL populations.
  • Advocating for our public schools to be equipped with the curriculum and best practices in teaching reading that aligns with scientific research as our state faces a literacy crisis.
  • Supporting the governor’s agenda item to increase the number of young people applying for 21st Century Scholarships.
  • Ending some of the high costs and fees of our juvenile justice system that disproportionately burden low-income families and increase the time youth remain under court supervision.

Thank you for your continued input and support. Look for more details on these issues (and more!) in the coming weeks and be sure to follow Stand Indiana on social media for new ways to get your friends involved.