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Feds extend pre-K funding deadline, but Pence still says no

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he still won’t apply for up to $80 million in preschool funding – despite an extended federal deadline and calls from several education officials.
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Legislators need stricter disclosure rules, advocate tells panel

Indiana legislators need to be more transparent about conflicts of interest and should never lobby for issues that could impact their finances, an open-government advocate said Monday.
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State settles with drug maker over Medicaid fraud charges

The Indiana attorney general’s office has recovered more than $181,000 for the state Medicaid program by joining with other states and the federal government in a fraud settlement.
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Pence won’t seek federal dollars to expand pre-K

Gov. Mike Pence has opted to end Indiana’s bid for up to $80 million in federal pre-kindergarten funding, a move that appeases some conservatives as he mulls a 2016 presidential run.
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UPDATE: Education panel delays grades for public schools

The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to delay approving letter grades for public schools because members said they were unsure about the underlying data.
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State tax collections continue to trail projections

State tax collections fell below projections in September for the third straight month but remain ahead of revenue for the same period last year.
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Pence confident Hoosier health workers can handle Ebola

Gov. Mike Pence appeared on a webcast with health care workers Thursday to talk about Ebola and the state’s preparations should the disease arrive in the state.
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Panel likely to recommend casinos on land, more live dealers

A panel of lawmakers appears increasingly likely to recommend several changes to try to prop up a gambling industry rocked by competition from Ohio and other states. The group is expected to vote at an Oct. 30 meeting.
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Pence names Adams Indiana's health commissioner

Gov. Mike Pence has named Indianapolis anesthesiologist Dr. Jerome Adams to be commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health.
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Business, philanthropic leaders urge preschool expansion

Indiana lawmakers should act quickly to expand a preschool pilot program – one that’s not even yet underway – when they meet for their budget-writing session next year, business and not-for-profit leaders said Monday.
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