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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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Legislative leaders say they're open to expanding an emergency needle-exchange program in Scott County to other parts of the state, as long as it goes beyond needles. Senate President David Long says legislators are working to expand a House-passed needle-exchange bill to...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne, left) and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) As legislators put the finishing touches on a new state budget, the centerpiece remains a big funding increase for schools. Both the House...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (WIBC.com file photo) Legislation to remove Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education may expand to address other tension points between the board and the superintendent. Senate President David Long says House and...
A shakeup at the Indiana Department of Transportation. Governor Pence says in a statement that he's accepted INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning's resignation, effective immediately. The statement doesn't give a reason for Browning's exit nor the usual thanks for a departing agency...
The ISTEP exam will survive another year, after a legislative flirtation with replacing it. The Senate twice passed bills to get rid of ISTEP in favor of a shorter and cheaper national test, amid estimates, since scaled back, that a revised ISTEP would cost $67 million a year...
Restrictions on Internet wine purchases in Indiana may soon be a thing of the past. The Senate has given final approval to a bill repealing the requirement that buyers make one in-person purchase before ordering wine online or by mail. The restriction would be lifted July 1 if...
A bill to make it easier to replace candidates on the ballot is in search of a home, after becoming entangled with another change to election law. House Republicans called for pushing the deadline to replace candidates from July 1 to September 1, after two legislators resigned...
Legislators appear to have permanently dropped the idea of a new stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team in favor of a renovation of IUPUI's Carroll Stadium. But they're still hashing out final details. The Senate killed the original proposal for a new $83 million stadium in...
Indiana's higher education commissioner says Ivy Tech's anemic on-time graduation rates are partly a case of growing pains. Just 4% of Ivy Tech students earn their degrees on time. Even after six years, the figure is just 28%, well below the figures for community colleges in...