Sen. Luke Kenley: Emails from Tony Bennett's office raise questions about the 2012 grades, not the overall value of giving schools A-F performance ratings.
Ivy Tech's tuition increase is higher than the 2 percent the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recommended.
The legislature is contributing $200 million a year until 2020 to a transportation fund.
Both budget proposals increase school funding by three-percent over the next two years, and accelerate the planned phaseout of the inheritance tax.
Though the governor says he won’t back down from his call for a ten percent income tax cut, there was a hint of compromise Wednesday.
The Senate Appropriations Committee got its first official look at the budget bill Thursday.
The Senate Education Committee has voted to restore the lower in-state rate for students who were already enrolled in state universities.
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.
The state collected $22 million more in revenue than expected in December.
Despite forecasts showing modest growth each of the next two years, the Republicans who control the state's coffers say they're staying cautious.