The State Board of Education’s decision to end the takeover confirmed the waning enthusiasm in Indiana for state oversight of failing schools. But it also revealed how much Indianapolis Public Schools has transformed in recent years.
Feds say local gaming company conspired with GOP strategist to make illegal contributions
A Republican strategist who pleaded guilty to conspiracy Thursday said in court that at least eight people were used as conduits for illegal corporate donations from an Indianapolis gaming company to former Indiana Sen. Brent Waltz when he ran for U.S. Congress in 2016.Read More
Buttigieg’s unlikely Iowa rise now carries high expectations
Pete Buttigieg likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democratic presidential nominating campaign.Read More
Lawmakers push health care cost-saving, price-transparency bills forward
The measures are largely focused on ending surprise billing for patients, creating an all-payer claims database and requiring health care providers to give patients costs estimates in advance.Read More
The bill moved through the Indiana General Assembly faster than usual. The chambers usually wait until the halfway point of the session to consider legislation that originated in the opposite chamber.
The committee listened to about two hours of testimony, with many of the speakers telling personal stories. No one spoke against the hands-free driving measure, which is a legislative priority for Gov. Eric Holcomb.
House Bill 1143 would prohibit businesses from using the implantation of some type of tracking or identification device as a condition of employment for current or prospective workers.
Stores across Indiana would face tougher penalties for selling tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 under a bill endorsed Tuesday by the Indiana House.
In 2018, 7.3 out of every 1,000 babies born in Indiana died in their first year of life, one of the highest rates in the nation. Last year, the rate dipped to 6.8 per 1,000.
A plan drafted by the city’s Office of Sustainability—and a commission the City-County Council is forming—aim to mitigate the effects of climate change on the Circle City.
It’s all about eyes off the road, cognitive distraction and the inability to process everything necessary on the road.
Federal officials are worried that Indiana hasn’t built up a big enough surplus to weather the next recession.
The proposal comes after police investigated 154 criminal homicides in 2019—five lower than the record set in 2018—and an increase in the number of non-fatal shooting victims.
A Democratic proposal to immediately boost Indiana teacher pay by $100 million a year by stretching out payments to a teacher pension fund was rejected Thursday by a Republican-controlled committee.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, comes as several large Indiana utilities are planning to shut down thousands of megawatts of coal-fired generating capacity in coming years in favor of cleaner or cheaper fuel sources.
Pete Buttigieg’s demotion of South Bend’s first African American police chief has shadowed his presidential campaign, giving rise to complaints he has a blind spot on race and raising questions about whether he can attract the support of African Americans who are crucial to earning the Democratic nomination.
Scott Baldwin, president and owner of Indianapolis-based Envoy Inc., announced Monday that he is seeking election in Indiana Senate District 20 to replace Sen. Victoria Spartz, who is considering a run for U.S. Congress.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out at Boeing on Friday after the release of a batch of emails and text messages in which company employees questioned the safety of the now-grounded 737 Max, called the aircraft a “joke.”
Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP legislators maintain that more can be done about teacher pay in 2021 when the next new two-year budget is written.