Indiana lawmakers say making the state’s higher education scholarship programs easier to understand and use will help increase graduation rates.
A White House report outlines specific cuts that would likely be made in Indiana, but state agencies are still trying to determine how they will be implemented.
The budget contains increased K-12 education funding, permanent infrastructure funding, and pays down some of the state’s debt.
State Republicans are lukewarm on the governor’s proposal, preferring allocate more than $300 million to education.
Speaker Brian Bosma says the differences are emblematic of House and Senate leaders‘ real problem with Pence‘s proposed 10-percent tax cut.
A budget proposed by Gov. Mike Pence gives higher education institutions a one percent funding increase, with funding based on performance the following year.
Two pieces of legislation are aimed at getting servicemembers back to work.
State Sen. Jim Banks introduced six bills that he says will reduce student's college tuition while holding universities accountable for the funds they receive.
Caucus members also say they’ll look into gun control efforts in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to take one last vote on the final piece of REPA II at its meeting Wednesday.