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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 […]

Lt. Gov. Breaks Tie On Bill Removing Superintendent License Guideline

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann

A tie in the Indiana Senate forced Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann to step in to cast the deciding vote Wednesday on a bill that removes requirements for district superintendents to hold a license. It’s the first time in eight years the lieutenant governor has had to intervene in such a way. IPBS statehouse reporter Brandon Smith has […]

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 […]

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