STATEHOUSE (Feb. 5, 2013) – State Sens. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) held a press conference today announcing an unprecedented meeting of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development focused solely on higher education issues.
“We have never seen this many higher education bills come through the committee at one time,” said Kruse, chairman of the committee. “We chose to dedicate this Wednesday’s meeting to hear testimony on these bills and begin the process of turning some of them into law. I expect this issue will generate much discussion on both sides of the aisle.”
Kruse said the agenda includes the following legislation:
“Currently, only 36 percent of young Hoosiers have a college degree, and that has remained unchanged since 1960,” Banks said. “Senator Kruse and I have drafted legislation in order to combat this problem, which can only be done by lowering costs, improving administration accountability and providing more credit transfer opportunities.”
The Senate Committee on Education and Career Development will hear this legislation at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate Chamber.