A bill passed Wednesday gives the State Board of Education more authority to oversee Indiana’s ISTEP program and a new grant program that gives more money to charter schools, while keeping Superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair until the next election.
Indiana teachers would get a $200 tax credit to help pay for classroom supplies under legislation considered Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee.
The Indiana House passed a bill Monday that would let businesses pay the state to take or reduce an individual’s tax return check to settle private debt.
The State Board of Education could be working under a new chair as soon as this summer under a bill that passed the Indiana House largely along party lines Monday.
A bill that would let companies pull money out of employee paychecks for uniforms, education and other expenses could receive a vote next week in the House Judiciary Committee.
House Bill 1032 would create a redistricting commission to hold hearings, take public comment and recommend plans to redraw legislative and congressional districts. But leaders plan to send the issue to a study committee first.
State Board of Education member Gordon Hendry said the teacher-evaluation ratings are based on a “clearly flawed system.”
The minority leader in the Indiana House said Monday the Legislature should discuss whether to legalize marijuana in Indiana for medical purposes.
An expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday, received overall positive reviews from Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
In 2013, there were about 14,000 complaints from consumers who received unwanted solicitation calls despite being on the list.
Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday that Indiana is one of three states selected to lead a national initiative aimed at ensuring more college students graduate on time and with less debt.
The Indiana House is set to consider legislation that would shift the state’s historical preservation tax cut program into one that relies on grants instead.
House Bill 1387 will amend the previous law and allow wineries to distribute up to 5,000 gallons of wine to grocery stores, restaurants, bars and other establishments.
Indiana-based farm wineries could sell their products directly to retailers and dealers instead of going through a third party under a bill debated Wednesday in the House Public Policy Committee.
The bill passed 77-20 after amendments meant to make the process as independent as possible and require a unanimous vote of the commission to pass the maps. Democrats offered both amendments.
The Republican-controlled Indiana House is set to take up legislation that would give a bipartisan commission the duty of drawing district maps.