The Indiana General Assembly passed 224 laws this year, including a pre-k pilot program and changes to the state's criminal code.
The governor says the program is the beginning of a new chapter of hope and opportunity for Indiana’s disadvantaged children.
Indiana's pre-k pilot program, heroin usage is up 44% over the past seven years plus we go back to the 1930s and the hunt for public enemy #1 in Indiana.
Indiana used to be one of 10 states that didn’t provide any state dollars for preschool — but that’s about to change.
Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.
Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle are praising creation of a preschool pilot program as an historic achievement for Indiana.
The Indiana legislature passed a number of key issues this year, many of them controversial.
The pilot program would provide $10 million in assistance to help low-income families send their children to preschool.
According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.
February tax revenues were $54 million short of projected levels, putting the state $90 million below expectations for the fiscal year.