Both Ritz and Pence see the need to better align career and workforce training efforts with the K-12 curriculum as is being done in Northwest Indiana with the Ready NWI project.
With stagnant personal income levels — LaPorte County paychecks are at the 1985 national average, and Lake County are at the 1995 level — and a state unemployment rate a full percentage point higher than the national average, the task of improving Indiana’s economy is urgent.
Here’s a chance for Pence and Ritz — a Republican and a Democrat — to show Hoosiers they can set politics aside and work together to bring real change for Indiana.
— The Times, Munster
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