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State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz (WIBC.com file photo) Ten Republicans broke ranks, but it wasn't enough to derail a bill that could remove the Democratic state school superintendent as chair of the State Board of Education. The House voted 58-to-40 to pass the bill (HB...
The Capital Improvement Board has a new leader. Earl Goode, who served as Chief of Staff to former Gov. Mitch Daniels, was unanimously approved as the CIB's new president Monday. He replaces Ann Lathrop who helmed the board for five years. The CIB oversees Bankers Life...
Department of Natural Resources nurseries could sell surplus seeds out of state, under a bill scheduled for a Senate committee vote next week. Carmel Senator Mike Delph says state nurseries are turning some tree and wildflower seeds into mulch because they're producing more than...
School bus drivers hold blowups of their repayment demand letters at a statehouse news conference. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indiana school bus drivers are asking legislators to excuse them from a demand to repay thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits. Indiana changed...
Governor Pence has ordered an outside agency to be brought in to help shorten this year's ISTEP. Pence told reporters he had signed an executive order to hire a contractor to recommend ways the Department of Education can reduce the length of the standardized test that 3rd...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) As the Senate gets ready to discuss reinforcing the Indiana Constitution's religious conscience clause, Governor Pence is lending his support to the effort. Pence made a surprise appearance at a rally for what supporters call the "religious...
Here's another reason why you might want to think before you tweet. Twitter and Google have entered a partnership that will soon allow Google to log all tweets in its search engine. In other words, your tweets will show up on Google. Indianapolis internet culture expert Steven...
A coalition that feeds hungry Hoosiers is celebrating a milestone. Feeding Indiana's Hungry is marking its 10th anniversary. Nearly a dozen member food banks marked the milestone at the Indiana Statehouse Monday. Executive Director Emily Bryant says they served 66 million meals...
Two Indiana senators are backing legislation aimed at cracking down on meth abusers. State Senators Mike Young (R)-Indianapolis and Carlin Yoder (R)-Middlebury announced Senate Bill 536. Young says the measure will create a meth-offender block list and require courts to report...