Pence looks to salvage agenda with preschool pitch

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is making a last-ditch effort to salvage a key piece of his legislative agenda that would expand preschool education for low-income families.

Pence is heading Wednesday to the Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis to highlight his request that the state provide vouchers for children from low-income families to attend preschool.

The governor never offered his own proposal, but instead threw his support behind a House Republican plan that would have established a pilot program. But the measure ran into concerns in the Senate, where lawmakers amended it to create a committee that would study the issue.

Pence’s agenda has struggled to gain traction in the General Assembly during his second session. Other key measures backed by the governor have either been delayed or watered down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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