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Eric Berman

Eric Berman has been WIBC and Network Indiana's political reporter and statehouse bureau chief for two decades, and has covered the administrations of six governors. Eric began his radio career at WIOU in Kokomo, and worked at WOWO in Fort Wayne before joining WIBC in 1994. His work has earned numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, United Press International, and the Associated Press, including the AP's Indiana Reporter of the Year award. He has been cited by Howey Politics Indiana as one of Indiana's most trusted political reporters. Eric was a semifinalist in the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions in 1987, and has co-authored five trivia books with Lou Harry, including "Biggest Trivia Book Ever -- and That's a Fact!"

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The Senate may take up a bill to scrap Indiana schools' state-mandated tests. Republicans Luke Kenley of Noblesville and Ryan Mishler of Bremen have proposed junking the Core 40 end-of-course assessments entirely, and replacing ISTEP with something shorter, cheaper, and easier...
A request for more money for charter schools could end up linked to stricter rules for authorizing them. Governor Pence has asked budgeters to set aside extra money for charter schools to close a funding gap with traditional schools. Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley (R...
The House is poised to debate a lifting of Indiana's ban on Sunday alcohol sales, and Senate leaders won't stand in the way if it gets that far. Bills to allow Sunday sales have never made it to the Senate floor, but President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says he doesn't...
The Pence Administration has unveiled a proposed new energy efficiency program calling on utilities to set conservation goals. Governor Pence promised a new efficiency plan after legislators repealed the old one last year, predicting its cost to consumers would double in five...
House Speaker Brian Bosma says he has no plans to amend an ethics reform bill to prohibit a committee chairman's new lobbying venture. Legislators are already banned from lobbying in Indiana. The ethics proposal would require them to disclose any lobbying in other states. Bosma...
A 2005 rape at IUPUI may lead to a change in Indiana's statute of limitations. Last year, a former teaching assistant at IUPUI walked into the Marion County sheriff's office and confessed to a sexual assault eight years earlier. But prosecutors couldn't charge him, because it...
The first bill of this year's legislature to take aim at alcohol laws isn't about beer, but wine. Wine sellers couldn't ship directly to Indiana customers until 2006, when legislators authorized direct sales only if you've first made a face-to-face purchase. Indiana wineries...
Indiana's Supreme Court is considering whether probation agreements allowing warrantless searches are constitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that random checks of parolees are legal. But attorney Bruce Graham argues Justice Clarence Thomas drew a distinction...
House budget writers have gotten their first official look at Governor Pence's spending proposal for the next two years. The Office of Management and Budget unveiled Pence's spending plan for the State Budget Committee two weeks ago, and the governor himself hit the highlights...