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Statehouse Deals Nearing On Budget, Common Core 'Pause,' Vouchers

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis

We might get a better idea Thursday how Indiana General Assembly members will resolve their differences over proposals to expand the state’s private school voucher program and halt implementation of the Common Core academic standards in schools. A deal on the state’s two-year budget is also close, Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said Wednesday. Lawmakers are hoping to [...]

Where We Stand As Indiana Budget Debate Moves To Senate

Two weeks after Republican House members approved their proposed state budget, Senate lawmakers formally began debate on the two-year spending plan today. Both Gov. Mike Pence and House Republicans called for spending more than $15.3 billion on K-12 education; the total amounts the two sides propose to spend on K-12 education are only $74 million [...]

New Laws Take Effect Today

Another sterling report from the people at Indiana Public Media. More than 200 new pieces of legislation go into effect today . The bills vary in subject from texting while driving and guns to small crimes and kindergarten. Because of their variety, the new bills impact virtually everyone in some way. Indiana University Political Science [...]

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