The Herald Bulletin

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State News

December 17, 2013

Pence stops in Anderson to push jobs, economy plan

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is hitting the road to pitch his plan to improve Indiana's job climate and economy ahead of the 2014 legislative session.

Pence unveiled a broad plan in Indianapolis Tuesday that includes phasing out the business personal property tax, finding ways to raise private money to fuel economic development, and making it easier for businesses to recruit top workers and entrepreneurs to Indiana.

He also wants an assessment of how the state spends money for career and technical education and proposes shifting that money into performance-based training programs for adult workers.

The plan offers few specifics but calls on lawmakers and business leaders to take the lead on many of the issues.

Pence planned to discuss his agenda at stops Tuesday in Anderson and Wednesday in Fort Wayne.

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