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Senate Democrats have joined the road funding debate with a proposal to help local governments raise more money. Democrats are supporting a smaller version of a Republican plan to tap a local reserve fund for an immediate shot of cash -- they're proposing 245-million dollars...
Mayor Joe Hogsett met with area superintendents for his first time as mayor, and has offered some insight to areas of concern they will all be working on. This was the first chance Mayor Hogsett has had to sit down with Superintendents from the various districts in and around...
Legislators say a 20-point drop in the ISTEP passing rate is about what they expected after the transition to new state standards. Legislators are rushing through bills to shield school accountability grades and teacher pay from being punished for score drops based on a switch...
ISTEP scores plummeted as expected, though unlike previous years, the scores probably will mean nothing in the end. The Department of Education says passing rates for both the math and language portions of the standardized test dropped by more than 20-percentage points in 2015,...
Conventions are a huge part of what helps sell Indianapolis to visitors every year--with Gen Con typically being the biggest draw. It was last year’s controversial RFRA law that caused trouble between the city and Gen Con operators...a matter that has since been smoothed over...
One of the homes raided by police in connection with the Plainfield school threat investigation (image courtesy of Katie Heinz/RTV6) Police and other law enforcement agencies might have a break in the case of the threats made against Plainfield schools and other locations. There...
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (center) and Speaker Brian Bosma (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Legislators' first act as the new session gets underway will be to shield teachers and schools from an expected drop in ISTEP scores. But more leaders are getting behind a move...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) A day after Governor Pence announced his legislative agenda, Senate Republicans have chimed in with their own, calling for an increase in Indiana's cap on malpractice verdicts, and limits on...
As far as big events go 2016 is going to be a busy one for the city of Indianapolis. Conventions are a huge part of what helps sell Indianapolis to visitors every year--with Gen Con typically being the biggest draw. It was last year’s controversial RFRA law that caused trouble...