Indiana House Republicans have decided to give up on a plan that would have placed a sunset provision on the state’s workforce development programs as part of a way to overhaul the system.

Lawmakers amended legislation Thursday that would have eliminated many workforce development programs in 2019, with the intended goal to be to figure out which ones work and which don’t.

It’s part of an overall look at Indiana’s workforce development programs.  Speaker Brian Bosma has lamented the state spends more than $1 billion annually on workforce development, but the results seem to be mixed at best at getting Hoosiers to work.

Bosma says instead of setting an expiration date on the programs a committee will take a look at the various work programs and report back on their effectiveness.

You can hear the Speaker in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs about eight minutes.



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