People who were overcharged can receive their refund in the form of a check or a credit to their account.
While Indiana's population is growing more slowly than the national rate, it is growing faster than most of its neighboring states.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, plans to sponsor a bill that would boost mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.
After years of trying to reestablish a homeless shelter in Greencastle, two private citizens have purchased a building in which the shelter will be housed.
The rule classifies automatic gratuities as taxable wages.
Paoli is about to begin the second phase of a project aimed at improving the facades of buildings on the town square.
The new system will focus on how well a college's graduates do in the workforce.
Improved blood flow after exercise helped women experiencing decreased sexual function caused by anti-depressants.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants Indiana to tap into federal money to curb the number of abandoned, foreclosed homes.
County Commission President Carl Lienhoop says the highway garage is in disrepair and needs to be rebuilt.
In a 2012 settlement, Amazon agreed to start collecting sales taxes on items shipped to Indiana beginning this year.
A Monroe County judge ruled a marriage between a man and woman was automatically void when one of them changed genders.
The Indianapolis team's home playoff game on Saturday is in danger of being blacked out due to lower-than-expected ticket sales.
After being tipped off by a buyer from online auction site eBay, Indianapolis police nabbed a suspect in six thefts from an Indiana medical museum.
The push comes ahead of new rules that will reduce hospitals' reimbursement for treating readmitted patients.
The dogs are trained to sniff out cell phone materials, batteries and SIM cards to keep the devices from entering the state's prisons.
We mapped all the top-rated pre-K providers in the Paths to Quality program — and found parts of the state where there just aren’t many high quality options.
The first significant snow storm of 2014 is expected late Saturday night.
Friends of Jacobs say he will be remembered as an ethical and generous man.
Experts are divided on what effect a state Medicaid expansion would have on the number of ER visits.
Representative Milo Smith plans to introduce a bill establishing an independent commission tasked with redrawing district lines for each census.
Indiana Newsdesk's Joe Hren speaks with Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, in our weekly Ask The Mayor segment.
Deportations are down 10 percent in the U.S. from 2012 to 2013.
Our statehouse reporter breaks down the top issues facing lawmakers this session, immigration reform in Indiana and Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray.
Legislators plan to debate a range of issues from a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to a tax on office furniture.
The legislature will not convene Monday as originally planned because of the low temperatures and heavy snow.
Bitter cold air will spread into the area tonight causing wind chill values to drop to 25 to 40 below zero through Tuesday.
Almost 40,000 homes in Indiana are without power after temperatures dropped below zero and several inches of snow fell throughout the state.
Airport officials are urging travelers to check the status of their flight before leaving home because of weather related delays and cancellations.
All but seven counties in Indiana are under a travel advisory because of snow and cold temperatures.
Much of Indiana received 10-15 inches of snow Sunday. Bitterly cold temperatures and gusting winds are hitting the state today.
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The Indianapolis Monthly piece doesn't reveal how an AP reporter knew to ask for emails that cost former schools chief Tony Bennett his next job in Florida.
Record snowfalls and record low temperatures prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in 29 counties.
Temperatures are expected to dip to 12 degrees below zero with a windchill factor making it feel like 30 degrees below zero.
Wind chill readings are expected to drop to 40 below zero due to bitter temperatures and high winds.
The Indianapolis Airport is continuing to recover from Sunday's storm that dumped 10-15 inches of snow across much of the state.
More than 15,000 Hoosiers are without power after heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures hit the state.
Many counties are still under travel advisories, and INDOT encourages drivers to stay off the roads.
The legislative session will begin today at 3:30. It was postponed because of Sunday's winter storm and bitter cold temperatures.
The AP ranked IU women's basketball No. 22 this week after the Hoosiers defeated the ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.
Indiana education officials have proposed adding state-level oversight for the troubled Glenwood Leadership Academy in Evansville.
The Department of Education is granting school districts waivers if they canceled school Monday and Tuesday.
A new flight from Indianapolis to San Francisco completes its first round trip tomorrow.
Indianapolis natives Lily and Madeleine perform an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency decided Indiana's damage was not extensive enough to qualify for assistance.
A warming shelter in Spencer has served more than 30 people and is expected to stay open tonight.
All counties in Indiana have downgraded their travel advisories to "watch" or "advisory" statuses.
For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.
The hearing focused on whether former Indiana State School Superintendent Tony Bennett used his state office for political work has been postponed.
A House panel will take up a bill Thursday that creates a pre-K pilot program — and bears striking resemblance to a proposal the full House passed last year.
Two IU online graduate degree programs ranked top in their categories in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of best online programs.
The winter storm has left thousands without power around the state, but the number of outages is dropping.
December tax collections were more than $40 million above target.
The Republicans are seeking to reduce a tax on business property and identify how to use $400 million in transportation funding.
The sub zero temperatures could have hurt farmers' winter wheat, but the snow may have helped minimize damage.
About 85 percent of flights were canceled Monday at the Indianapolis International Airport, but only a handful were canceled today.
The ACLU of Indiana is suing the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana over new rules that require patients who are prescribed painkillers to be drug tested.
Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder says the changes will increase efficiency and create better relationships with local communities.
The snow that fell in Indianapolis this week is rendering the solar panel farm at the airport useless until the panels are cleared.
A proposed Senate bill wants to ban teenagers under 16 from tanning beds in Indiana. Currently teenagers must have written consent from a parent.
Legislators renamed House Joint Resolution 6 to HJR-3 and filed a companion bill that permits existing private sector benefits.
The supermarket closed three Indiana stores in 2011.
Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.
Water pipes often burst in winter, but the extremely low temperatures this week have caused more water lines to freeze than normal.
The proposal would require students who receive a pre-K voucher to take a kindergarten readiness assessment before entering school.
The Senate Republican plan calls for exemptions to the business personal property tax and a reduction of the state's corporate tax.
An Indiana-based conservative group is joining the public relations fight over the gay marriage amendment.
400 Rolls Royce employees, mostly based in Indianapolis, will lose their jobs.
The state-run health coverage program is accepting everyone on its waiting list after tightening eligibility requirements.
Homeowners should open storm drains blocked by snow to prevent local flooding.
Samual Sallee is being held in Bartholomew County on four charges of murder, after four Columbus residents were killed last May.
Andrea Neal says she believes she was appointed to the State Board of Education because of her anti-Common Core stance.
Defensive Coordinator Doug Mallory and Defensive Line Coach Jon Fabris will not return for the 2014 season.
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center could be facing more than $3 million in safety upgrades.
Some schools in Indiana have been closed or delayed all week because of unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfall.
More on the Exotic Feline Rescue Center investigation, the legislature lays out its priorities and is the creation of a state funded Pre-K program possible?
The bill would create an independent commission in an attempt to make redistricting less partisan.
Legislators are considering measures regarding same-sex marriage, state-funded preschool and trespassing on agricultural facilities.
Sharon's career spanned the birth of the nation and most of the essential turning points in its history.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath wants to offer tax breaks to Indiana's top STEM graduates to keep them in the state after graduation.
Rep. Jim Lucas’, R-Seymour, proposed legislation would lower the penalty of carrying a gun on school property from a level six felony to a class A misdemeanor.
The school district, deeply in debt, asked the Indiana Department of Education to allow it to end bus service after a transportation referendum failed.
Mayor Greg Ballard is asking FEMA to help offset the millions of dollars the city spent in snow removal, shelters and repairs after last week's snow storm.
Colin Powell will speak at Ivy Tech- Bloomington's annual O'Bannon Institute for Community Service fundraising dinner in April.
School officials at Fairview Elementary in Bloomington are grouping students with new teachers based on their academic ability.
After hearing hours of testimony, the House committee chair delayed a vote on House Joint Resolution 3.
As Indiana's standards debate continues, Politico reports on how national conservative groups see their anti-Common Core push as the start of a bigger debate.
More than 30,000 Hoosiers have enrolled in health care plans through the federal exchange, but most of them are older adults who cost insurance companies more.
The Fairview Elementary principal admits she acted too quickly in her decision to reassign students to different classes based on their academic abilities.
After hours of testimony before a House committee, a vote on the same sex marriage amendment, HJR-3, was postponed.
Assuming a proposed pre-K pilot serves children in Indiana's most populous counties, it could cost the state around $25 million.
Many are wondering if the governor will discuss the proposed gay marriage amendment during his State of the State address tonight.
Secretary of State Charlie White is not being required to serve his one-year home detention sentence while he appeals convictions of voter fraud.
The swine flu is the same strain that caused a pandemic and killed 40 people in Indiana in 2009.
The Republican plan would allow local governments to eliminate a tax on purchases of new business equipment.
Gov. Mike Pence is touting job creation in Indiana and announcing new education initiatives in his second State of the State address.
In his State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence advocated for Indiana to write Common Core-independent standards.
Gov. Mike Pence re-emphasized his proposed initiatives for a pre-k voucher program and touched on the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
Six Kokomo city buses burned in a fire Tuesday night, causing possible delays for Wednesday morning.
The IU Hoosiers, who are unranked, upset the University of Wisconsin Badgers 75-72.
At the urging of Governor Mike Pence, the Indiana legislature is weighing whether to eliminate or reduce a tax on business equipment.
The controversial Right To Work law that passed two years ago brought thousands of jobs to the state, according to the Pence Administration.
The grades rate a district's overall performance but do not carry penalties under the state's accountability system the way individual school letter grades do.
The library is issuing a $700,000 bond to install the solar panels in hopes of eliminating the facility's electricity costs.
Hoosiers' identities will be verified through a new system with the aim of preventing identity theft.
As the bill was originally written, it would have lowered the penalty for carrying a gun on school property from a felony to a misdemeanor.
The Vera Institute for Justice is studying the effects Indiana's expanded visiting hours are having on incarcerated youth.
Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the State Board needs to adopt new education standards this spring so tests can be ready for the 2015-16 school year.
A judicial report found that of all civil lawsuits in Indiana last year, 60 percent of people went unrepresented.
The mayor of Columbus demoted the parks director, saying he was misusing credit cards and overspending his budget.
A man in Elkhart shot two people at a Martin's grocery store last night around 10 p.m.
One IU researcher looked at the effect shows like MTV's 16 and Pregnant have on teen pregnancy, but her research conflicts with another like it.
Many Democrats saw the U.S. attorney as a promising candidate for several possible positions, including Indianapolis mayor, governor and U.S. Senator.
The bill is likely to face scrutiny in the Senate where last session lawmakers scaled back a similar proposal, citing cost concerns.
Indiana’s is only one of the two state fairs in the nation that prohibit beer and wine sales.
Last week's GOP-commissioned phone survey says 53 percent of Hoosiers surveyed support the same-sex marriage ban known as HJR-3.
Light snowfall last night and single digit temperatures have a few counties in travel advisories.
Real estate sector representatives say the vacancy rate for commercial real estate is declining, which could spur new developments.
Event opportunities this MLK day encourage education on topics such as science and adult literacy.
IU Health hospitals are urging patients to limit visitors in order to help curb this year’s flu outbreak.
House Speaker Brian Bosma has joked about the troubled technology. He asked someone to bring him an abacus earlier this week to help tally votes.
Expect Republican state lawmakers to tell Indiana education officials they too support a move away from Common Core.
Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Fred Cate responded to Obama's speech that outlined the need to change intelligence collection.
The report ranks Indiana 42nd in disaster preparedness and 40th in overall emergency care.
Indiana Newsdesk's Joe Hren speaks with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, in our weekly Ask The Mayor segment.
Lawmakers delay a vote on the same sex marriage ban and some say a bill designed to protect farmers would infringe on people's first amendment rights.
The land donated to the Central Indiana Land Trust by Holladay Properties is valued at $4.3 million.
Many gay rights supporters worry HJR-3 would do more than solidify a ban on gay marriage. They say it could disrupt existing same-sex benefits.
Rep. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, is proposing a tax cut to military salaries, but the bill faces a tough battles in the legislature.
More 25- to 64-year-olds are dying of the flu than in previous years.
The trial of the suspected arsonist in the Little Nashville Opry fire begins tomorrow.
With the a tax expert's help, StateImpact explains how Indiana's levy on business equipment works — and how its phase-out would impact local governments.
Indiana has received 23.3 inches of snow this month, making it the third snowiest January on record.
The Kinsey Institute at IU is now home to the archives of Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and chief scientific adviser to Match.com.
Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, some say sexual orientation, gender and economic status need to be included in discussions about diversity.
Indianapolis is expecting at least 65,000 NRA members to attend the convention.
According to a report by the Center For Responsive Politics, Sen. Dan Coats is the wealthiest Indiana representative in Congress.
The bill seeks to toughen the penalties for trespassing on agricultural property.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, revealed his top legislative priorities today, including a delay of the individual mandate and a repeal of the medical device tax.
A shooter entered the Electrical Engineering building at Purdue University this afternoon and killed one person. Identities of both are still unknown.
House Joint Resolution 3 has been moved to a new committee after several members of the original committee said they were undecided on the issue.
Indianapolis has spent more than $5 million this year on winter weather maintenance.
A Senate committee passed a bill that makes it easier for farmers to charge trespassers.
Andrew Boldt, 21, was killed yesterday after a shooting at Purdue University.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight takes your questions and reacts to his name being mentioned as a candidate for Indiana governor.
Indiana has a pre-K assessment now, but it isn't mandatory or widespread. That makes it hard for the state to track what preschool students are learning.
The average smoking rate for the country is 19.6 percent, while Indiana is 24 percent.
Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is proposing an expanded version of a law that gives minors immunity from underage drinking charges when seeking medical help.
Repairing six dams in a lakefront neighborhood could cost up to $1.5 million.
The Elections Committee approved the constitutional amendment in a 9-3 vote.
The Little Nashville Opry's former manager, James Bowyer, was arrested two years ago on felony arson charges.
Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers gave her annual State of Higher Education address Wednesday night.
Even if lawmakers don't approve a pre-K voucher program this session, state education officials say there's low-cost work that can be done.
Republican Senator Pat Miller authored the bill, citing research that classifies tanning beds in the same category as asbestos, arsenic and cigarette smoke.
Cody Cousins, 23, has been formally charged with murder in the shooting death of a fellow Purdue University student.
A former Opry employee and witness for the prosecution said the defendant James Bowyer acted erratically the night of the fire.
The Columbus City Council voted unanimously to restore Ben Wagner's salary while they determine if the mayor had the authority to demote him.
Lawmakers and legal experts disagree on the consequences of the second sentence of the bill, which bans any legal status “substantially similar” to marriage.
INDOT has already used most of its budget for winter road maintenance with two months of the season still left.
White out snow conditions last night caused a massive pileup on I-94 near Michigan City.
IPS is supporting a plan that could bring some charters under the district's umbrella. But the ISTA says it's too similar to the state's takeover plan.
Roads will become slick and snow covered later tonight.
An IU student was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of manufacturing a bomb in his Bloomington apartment.
The House Minority Leader is filing to change the bill's second sentence, but isn't sure he will offer the change when the bill goes to the floor next week.
Amid some questions about Purdue’s emergency response systems, we take a look at the procedures that kicked in from the moment the first shot was reported.
An unprecedented demand coupled with the frigid temperatures is leading to a propane shortage.
We talk about emergency response and the latest on the Purdue shooting investigation and an unprecedented propane shortage is leaving some Hoosiers in the cold.
Three IU researchers are working to develop a computer system they say could improve the quality and decrease the cost of medical treatment.
IUPUI dean emeritus Gary Roberts is heading to Sochi to help settle legal issues that might arise during the Olympic games.
Indiana native Nick Goepper won the gold medal in the X games' ski slopestyle event this weekend.
The severe winter weather has depleted the Indiana Blood Center's supply of blood for hospitals.
Two bills regarding moped rules and regulations will potentially be combined this session.
Indiana awarded 19,809 private school tuition vouchers for the 2013-14 school year, up from 9,139 last year and 3,911 two years ago.
Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, wants to limit the use of police drones and electronic surveillance.
Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills are expected tonight.
The House of Representatives voted to amend the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage--a move that could restart the ratification process.
Those in favor of more regulation for pseudoephedrine say similar actions in other states have significantly reduced meth labs and crime rates.
The difference in reading skills between lower-income and higher-income students has widened over the past decade.
A proposed bill in the Senate would eliminate gun buyback programs in the state.
AB BioTechnologies, Inc. and TASUS Corporation are expanded their Bloomington locations and creating new jobs.
Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent last month, but the state's private sector lost 4,800 jobs.
D or F rated private schools had, on average, twice as many voucher-recipient students as the A schools.
The new professional soccer team wants to build an $87 million multi-purpose stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
The expansion would be funded through rider fees and corporate and employment taxes.
President Obama plans to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.
A funeral service is being held today for Andrew Boldt, the Purdue University student and teaching assistant who was killed in an on-campus shooting last week.
The resolution that would amend the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman passed the House today 57-40.
A proposal would exempt the sales tax from any charge above $2.50 per gallon on propane.
Drivers should anticipate short-term lane closures and reduced work zone speed limits along S.R. 37.
The Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center will close in July because of financial problems.
A panel of state lawmakers will hear a bill Wednesday that would require Indiana to exit the Common Core initiative and write its own expectations for students.
Voucher proponents say Indiana's maximum award amount is too low to continue attracting new students at the current pace.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.
The plan includes easing restrictions on hours of service for propane transporters and providing more money to help low-income Hoosiers pay their energy bills.
The bill would now only require abortion doctors and backup physicians to have their admitting privileges in writing with the health providers and the state.
A panel of lawmakers is considering a proposal that would bar Indiana from returning to the nationally-crafted academic standards known as the Common Core.
Increased demand for e-books is forcing libraries to digitize book collections.
A proposal to let voucher-accepting private schools opt out of the state's ISTEP+ test fizzled in committee Wednesday.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says is assigning an amendment banning same-sex marriage to the Rules Committee, not Judiciary as originally planned.
The governor is asking for assistance for Daviess, Fountain and Howard counties after tornadoes swept through the state in November.
Indiana school districts would lose an additional $150 million in local revenues if the state completely eliminated the business personal property tax.
The tax on business equipment brings in about $1 billion a year that goes toward local governments.
Health groups say carrying a child to the full-term of 39 weeks significantly reduces the risk of infant mortality.
The Public Retirement System Board voted last summer to privatize annuity savings accounts offered to public employees and teachers.
It’s the coldest it’s been in recent years and it seems the frigid temperatures are hard on things other than just people.
Department of Natural Resources officials say carefully managed logging can improve the natural habitat, but critics say the department has economic motives.
James Bowyer, 77, has been found not guilty after being charged with burning down the Little Nashville Opry in 2009.
Many of the younger people dying from the flu were not vaccinated against the H1N1 virus.
Businesses and schools have cut part-time hours under 30 hours per week to avoid being required to pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Governor Mike Pence wants to reinsert the second sentence of the marriage amendment so that it could go to voters for approval this fall.
Employers are reducing the hours of part time employees to avoid paying insurance and is logging good forest management or the destruction of a public asset?
Research shows Indiana's rural communities are getting older, and young people are leaving for urban areas.
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will announce whether the state will use funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury funds to tear down foreclosed properties.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday afternoon.
A proposed bill that would provide free spay/neuter services for Medicaid recipients died in the House last week.
After the fatal shooting on campus last month, Mitch Daniels says Purdue is evaluating its emergency response procedures and seeking feedback from the public.
Kelly Mitchell has spent the last six years working at the State Treasurer’s office.
As other states re-name their Core-aligned guidelines, Indiana's Common Core opponents hope lawmakers will address their concerns with the standards.
Indiana is diverting federal money to help local communities demolish abandoned homes.
Indianapolis is bidding to host the 2018 Super Bowl.
Bloomington high school students are trying to break down racial barriers through poetry and song.
A measure in the Indiana Senate requires abortion clinics’ backup physicians to report their name to the state Department of Health.
Current indications are that 5 to 10 inches of snow will occur as a low pressure system moves from the Gulf of Mexico through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys.
Law enforcement has apprehended a man in Indiana who escaped a Michigan prison yesterday.
The caps saved Indiana property owners a total of $704 million on their tax bills last year. But some local governments really miss those revenues.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says the General Assembly has ignored important topics such as the minimum wage and the gender wage gap.
Governor Mike Pence, along with several other governors, sent a letter to President Obama asking him to take steps to ease the propane shortage.
Sen. Jim Banks authored the bill and says there is not enough information about why only half of veterans with post traumatic stress disorder seek help.
Some parts of the state could see as much as 10 inches of snow by tomorrow.
Both of Indiana's U.S. senators voted in favor of the bill, which now heads to President Obama.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued travel advisories for many counties in Indiana after the latest snow storm.
Cook Medical Devices and Purdue University announced yesterday they will work together to create an investment fund for life science startups.
A report from the Indiana Geological Survey estimates up to 172 billion gallons of untapped water is being held in the state’s underground mines.
The money will pay for upgrades to Cannelburg Road that include larger shoulders for Amish buggies.
The General Assembly could decide to use $400 million it set aside last year for future transportation projects.
"I don’t want us to be regarded as 'the branch plant state,'" says the Henry County Council president – who also works for the county's largest manufacturer.
Maintenance crews are looking for more effective and cheaper options to keep the streets safe and clean.
Residents of Matlock Heights asked the City Council to help them establish their neighborhood as a conservation district to maintain the integrity of the area.
Indiana residents and businesses in 19 counties can qualify for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Lawrenceburg native and slopestyle skier Nick Goepper is competing in the Olympics.
Governor Pence refuses to take a stance on the two versions of the business personal property tax reform proposed by the Indiana House and Senate.
Governor Mike Pence announced today that transportation crews are working in two 12-hour shifts each day to repair the roads after the snow storm.
Bartholomew County Council President Ryan Lauer is challenging Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, for his seat.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission has concluded its preliminary investigation into a discrimination complaint against IU Health.
Schools will have another seven days to give students the state's high-stakes exam because of all the delays and closings this school year.
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray talks about how much winter weather is making a dent into the city budget and big changes to the Putnam County airport.
The state has set aside $75 million to help communities tear down abandoned homes they otherwise could not afford to deal with.
The new Farm Bill includes a 15 cent tax on live Christmas trees that will go toward a marketing campaign to increase sales.
Property owners kept a total of $245 million in tax dollars they would've otherwise paid to school districts if not for Indiana's property tax caps.
Officials at the Bloomington Animal Shelter say they’re receiving a lot of calls from residents concerned about pets left outside in the cold.
The FDA approved the HPV vaccine seven years ago, but Indiana's vaccination rate still lags behind other states.
Tax revenues were more than $38 million below projections in January, putting the state about $35 million off expectations for the fiscal year.
The governor wants to spend the money in the Major Moves fund, but the Senate Appropriations chair says he wants lawmakers to first define how it would be used.
The goal is to approve new standards by summer, time many teachers use to plan lessons and seek professional development.
A record number of school closures and delays this winter is causing parents and administrators to worry about the effects on student learning.
Joel Hunt will be one of the first people with a traumatic brian injury to compete in the Paralympic games.
A Purdue researcher is advocating for increased regulation on grain farmers, but farmers themselves are largely opposed to more oversight.
Is the record number of school closings affecting students, more on Indiana's HPV vaccination rate and an Indiana skier is competing in the Sochi Olympics.
Duke Energy is seeking proposals from companies that want to supply it with solar energy in order to fulfill a legal settlement Duke made last year.
Nearly 93 percent of men who have sex with other men reported being in love with their most recent sexual partner.
The State Board of Education is considering allowing schools to adjust their calendars make up snow days hour-by-hour, rather than day-by-day.
New research finds treating depression early can help prevent cardiovascular disease later in life.
The report from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute says the elimination of other taxes on personal property would make an equipment tax cut difficult.
Nearly two-thirds of this season‘s flu-related deaths have been among those between the ages of 25 and 64.
The full Senate will likely vote on the measure this week.
Fishers based CMG Worldwide, which manages James Dean's estate, is suing Twitter over an account that uses the deceased celebrity's namesake.
A hearing over state funded preschool is scheduled for Wednesday after Governor Pence made it one of his legislative priorities.
Legislators face the tough task of paying for new local programming without any additional funding allocated from the Department of Corrections.
Sales were largely flat in January, but auto dealers say they expect higher sales in the spring when the weather warms.
Cannelton has lost more than half of its local tax revenues to the state's property tax caps. Proportionally speaking, only three districts have lost more.
INDOT spokesman Nathan Riggs says they've used nearly seven thousand tons of asphalt and 8,100 employee hours to fill potholes so far this winter.
Gov. Mike Pence has been pushing to reduce or eliminate the business personal property tax, which taxes business equipment.
A group of young adults gathered at the statehouse today to show their support for the proposed amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Officials are considering ideas for more strategically placed propane stockpiles to service the Midwest in the future.
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about the proposed elimination of the business personal property tax and other legislation.
Smaller proportions of Indiana students are earning good enough scores college credit than in neighboring Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio.
A bill the Senate passed would allow the State Fair to sell beer, wine and spirits within a specific area on the fairgrounds.
'The No More Stringent Bill' is intended to minimize regulatory and environmental barriers to economic development in the state.
The Indiana Office of Tourism Development released the slogan and a rebranding plan today.
Gov. Mike Pence made a rare appearance at a state legislative committee hearing Wednesday to testify in favor of a preschool pilot program.
The proposal would require Indiana study the factors causing the state's high rate of sexual assault.
The fish have already been found in many of the rivers that connect to the Great Lakes, including the Wabash River in Indiana.
A total of 47,700 Indiana residents have enrolled in an insurance plan since the federal health exchange went online in October.
Lawrenceburg, Ind. native Nick Goepper competed in the medal round of the men's slopestyle ski competition today at the Sochi Olympic Games.
Math and English language arts experts are meeting in Indianapolis this week to hash out the details of Indiana’s next academic standards.
Indiana schools that have cancelled class because of winter weather will be permitted to make up that time by adding hours to the school day.
Terre Haute Republican Representative Bob Heaton is proposing a tax district to pay for renovations to the Hulman Center.
Governor Pence and INDOT asked the legislature to release $400 million in transportation funds to work on long-term highway projects.
The Senate today did not reinsert the second sentence to the proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
The university cites increased financial literacy for the shift.
Snow is expected to fall throughout the day on Friday bringing snowfall totals of three to four inches by late afternoon.
The Indiana Court of Appeals Thursday ruled that tech giant IBM did breach its welfare management contract with Indiana.
The Indianapolis-based airline is planning to take more than two dozen of its jets out of service.
StateImpact speaks to two state tax policy experts about a proposed cut to Indiana's business personal property tax — one who supports it, one who opposes it.
The Bloomington Police Department responded to a shooting at Meadowood Retirement Community this morning with two dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
The Senate plans to vote on the proposed marriage amendment Monday, but it will not be sent to the voters this year.
Farm groups say the bill is needed to protect the industry from attack by environmental and animal-rights activists.
The Department of Education announced this week school districts can either add days to the end of the year or hours onto days to make up for canceled days.
The new rates will vary by campus and depend on which facility and meal plan is chosen.
Political analysts say the measure has less of a chance for approval in 2016 than it would have if it were on the ballot this year.
More on the proposed marriage amendment, why some judges hand down harsher sentences later in the day. And how Nick Goepper performed in the Sochi Olympics.
A recent study found the more decisions you make, the more likely you are to keep the status quo or fall back on default decisions.
Indianapolis has received more than 51 inches of snow since December.
The recycling legislation will set goals for the state to reach by the end of the decade.
Lawmakers are trying to boost academic standards, but textbooks might be filled with more material than teachers can get to in the course of a year.
An IU parking task force met Friday to discuss improvements to parking on the Bloomington campus and IUPUI campus.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m.
Only a third of people surveyed by the Center on Congress say they think the legislative body affects their daily lives.
The amendment's passage is the first step to putting HJR-3 on the ballot in 2016.
The bill aims to make it easier for farmers to file trespassing charges against people who stray onto their property.
A 39-year-old man will not face charges from a 2005 rape because the statute of limitations has passed.
An IU Health Surgeon is one of 12 doctors in the country chosen by Google to use Google Glass during surgery.
Sen. Scott Schneider, R-Indianapolis, wants the best standards in the U.S. for Indiana schools. But other lawmakers aren't sure that language belongs in code.
IU Athletics officials postponed Tuesday's game against Iowa and closed the arena to events 'until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall.'
A Senate committee unanimously followed the House in voting to put a stop to the use of electronic scanners that can download information from your cell phone.
The parking garage fabric canopy caved in around 9 a.m. Tuesday beneath the weight of snow.
Kokomo officials are monitoring the city's water levels and preparing for floods to prevent damage.
A pilot program aimed at providing pre-k for low-income kids was stripped out of a bill Wednesday. The program was replaced with a mandated study of the issue:
One in three students at the Indiana's four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years,
The National Organization for Marriage wants to put HJR-3 on the ballot despite lawmakers passing a measure indicating it must be approved in 2015 or 2016.
Engineers inspected Assembly Hall today after an eight-foot metal plating fell from the ceiling yesterday.
Changes approved by the Senate committee may have left the program too minimal to have a meaningful impact.
Bloomington's Restaurant Tallent chef David Tallent is the only non-Indianapolis chef nominated in Indiana.
The number of Hoosiers holding gun permits jumped by 20 percent last year.
The 98-page document outlines what K-12 students should know and learn in English language arts and math at each grade level.
The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is suing the state in hopes of being able to sell cold beer in convenience stores.
A laptop that was connected to an EEG machine used for diagnostic testing was detached and stolen from St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
The rating comes from the Airports International Council, which ranks airports by region based on passenger satisfaction surveys.
Even without a legislative mandate to improve the reach of the ISTAR-KR, the kindergarten readiness test remains a priority for the Department of Education.
Gov. Mike Pence is meeting with federal officials this weekend to discuss ways to provide health insurance to the 400,000 Hoosiers who fall into a coverage gap.
A variety of weather threats are expected across central Indiana today with a slight risk for severe weather.
Local Freedom Indiana chapters held community meetings Wednesday evening in fifteen locations across the state to wrap up the campaign.
A Senate committee scaled back the amount of money INDOT will receive form the Major Moves 2020 fund.
Parents of students at Union High and Dugger Elementary are weighing their options to keep their school open for the next school year.
The men's basketball game between Indiana and Iowa that was cancelled Tuesday because of falling ceiling plates as Assembly Hall is rescheduled for Feb. 27th.
Indiana convenience store association challenges law limiting cold beer sales to liquor stores.
School districts and libraries around the state are starting to take part in an FCC grant that expands broadband access in rural areas.
The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill Thursday that proponents say will increase quality of elder care in the state.
Many who live and work close to State Road 37 are concerned about the impact of impending construction.
Trees are coming down as crews prepare to update S.R. 37 to interstate standards. And a look inside a university program that trains students to operate drones.
Proponents of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are trying to change how the public perceives drones.
A bill proposed by Warsaw Republican David Wolkins wants to make sure Indiana doesn't pass environmental regulations stricter than the EPA's.
The House Ways and Means Committee passed a bill to earmark tax dollars for a future stadium for Indianapolis' new professional soccer team, the Indy Eleven.
House Minority leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) and Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) say many of Pence's legislative goals are not being achieved.
According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland are decreasing.
Curious about what kind of feedback will help state education officials improve the draft academic standards? Let StateImpact walk you through an example.
The Nashville Township wants to find funding for infrastructure upgrades, which could mean higher utility rates.
An appeals court in Chicago ruled against Notre Dame regarding the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide contraception to employees and students.
Pence says the country‘s ills will be cured through state capitals, not the federal capitol.
Senate Republicans Monday rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that had been eliminated in a Senate committee last week.
The public will have a chance to comment Tuesday night about plans to improve Fairview and Highland Park Elementary.
In a court settlement in August, the BMV agreed to refund $30 million for overcharges on driver‘s licenses.
Indiana becomes the first state to join a national initiative to make distance education more accessible across state lines.
State education officials are soliciting feedback on proposed academic standards at a series of public meetings this week.
The Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would legalize the growing of hemp in Indiana if and when the federal government approves it.
A bill that would have restricted IDEM from creating environmental regulations stricter than the EPA's died in a Senate committee yesterday.
State Board of Education member Brad Oliver answers StateImpact's questions about the ongoing academic standards review process.
Actress Meryl Streep will visit Indiana University Bloomington's campus this April to accept an honorary doctoral degree.
Indiana, along with 12 other states, is suing the Environment Protection Agency over new regulations for power plant emissions.
Economists say the drop in the economic index could be because sales have dropped during the harsh winter weather.
Students across all seven campuses who attended IU from 2011-2014 are potentially at risk.
Research from Indiana University indicates drier conditions are stunting tree growth, which causes them to take in less carbon dioxide.
A House committee today revived a measure allowing gun possession in school parking lots.
The legislation requires backup physicians to have proof of their admitting privileges on record with the state Department of Health.
Some districts are concerned how Indiana will replace business tax dollars.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight talks about possible budget cuts from proposed legislation that would alter business personal property taxes.
Both the House and Senate have passed a bill that would allow alcohol at the Indiana State Fair and now waits for Governor Pence to pass or veto it.
Principals of two failing schools presented their proposals for improvement at the MCCSC Board Meeting Tuesday before opening the meeting for public comment.
Both groups told state education officials Tuesday at a public hearing in Indianapolis there are just too many proposed academic standards to teach.
Gov. Mike Pence says a preschool pilot for 1,000 students could inform summer study committees on pre-K.
The proposed veterans bill is considered the most comprehensive in recent years.
The Department of Corrections has increased mental health care for inmates and is building additional housing at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.
Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central are proposing to merge administrative functions to free up funds for student services.
A study from Indiana University proves the age of a father at a baby's conception affects development later on in life.
IPS created a plan with the Department of Education to make athletic opportunities for both girls and boys equal within the school district.
A 9-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were hit by a school bus this morning. Both have been hospitalized.
The white oak trees at Naval Support Activity Crane are similar to the timber originally used to build the USS Constitution.
The overhaul aims to divert low-level offenders into local community corrections programs, but lawmakers are debating how to fund those programs.
Rather than extend the school year to make up for snow days, one district is tacking on e-learning days.
State Senator Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) made changes to his proposed bill that would drug test welfare recipients in the state.
The additional area code will be added using an "overlay" method which will require everyone in the 812 area to start dialing 10 digit phone numbers.
The current statute of limitation on rape is five years in Indiana, but a rape survivor is challenging this with a petition to extend the limitation.
A group of convenience store owners is suing Indiana, saying its alcohol laws provide liquor stores an unfair advantage.
Sports analysts are predicting a grim March Madness for Indiana teams across the state.
Sponsors of the legislation say the key is to avoid amendments that enhance criminal penalties.
IU is partnering with The Digital Lab for Manufacturing, an innovative digital research lab in Chicago worth $320 million.
Indiana University revealed this week that records for 146,000 students and recent graduates had been compromised.
Purdue asked Dr. Michael McCracken to change his wording of a dedication plaque, saying a reference to God at a public university violates the first amendment.
Indiana gun legislation in the 2014 legislative session, 20 years after the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.
A lawsuit over whether grocery stores should be allowed to sell cold beer, IU's cyber security breach and a look back when Indiana hosted MLB spring training.
Politicians are using social media more and its changing how we interact with our representatives and view campaigns.
This week's debate focused on a proposed pre-k pilot program and an abortion bill that requires doctors to report their information to the state.
An "Indiana Newsdesk" segment that takes a look back at what was making the news. This time, we go back to spring of 1943.
The ups and downs felt throughout the Midwest recently will continue as a new cold front threatens to bring back colder temperatures, sleet and snow.
An amended version of the drug testing bill for welfare recipients is available for amendments today.
The light rail component of the transit bill is still dividing many legislators in the final weeks of the session.
Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, says opponents of the state's proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage offered money for someone to challenge him in a primary.
Still wondering how Indiana arrived at new academic standards to replace the Common Core? We take a look inside the revision process.
Most of Central Indiana is under travel advisories after this weekend's winter storm.
Unsurprisingly, used car sales topped the list of Indiana consumer complaints in 2013.
Gov. Mike Pence honored Nick Goepper, the only Hoosier to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Hospitals currently are not required to report cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome.
The number of deer harvested in Indiana in 2013 decreased 8 percent from 2012.
Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that requires high school and youth football coaches in Indiana to be trained on concussion safety.
A study conducted in Lake County courtrooms found the presence of cameras in courtrooms do not disrupt trials.
The National Parks Service reports the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore lost $4 million during October's government shutdown.
The House Monday approved legislation that allows guns on school property if it is locked in a car.
While the proposed expectations state education officials will consider next month overlap with Common Core, they also include Indiana-specific content.
Same-sex married couples who live in Indiana will have to file their state taxes as single.
Legislators are also considering a bill to block police from using scanners to download information from cell phones.
Th new version of the bill requires only welfare recipients with drug convictions to be drug tested.
Drivers of low-powered mopeds now must be 15 or older, and drivers of higher-powered mopeds must be 16 years and six months old and have a license.
The legislation would bar employers from discriminating against veterans.
Some measures that passed the legislature this year include a reduction of the business personal property tax and changes to the state's criminal code.
An Affordable Care Act navigator in Indiana encourages the uninsured to enroll before the March 31 deadline.
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray talks about the reorganization of Ivy Tech Greencastle to the Indianapolis region.
30 schools across Indiana are implementing the Change The Play initiative, a pilot program sponsored by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
The Bloomington City Council is considering a proposed resolution that would set stiffer requirements for chain businesses trying to move to the downtown area.
High school students will take a very different college entrance exam in two years when the company that administers the SAT rolls out a new test.
A bill in the legislature would keep the state from holding utilities to energy savings goals and eliminate the Energizing Indiana program.
Legislators are inching toward declaring a moratorium on new nursing homes in Indiana.
The Bloomington Common Council approved a measure Wednesday that will regulate chain restaurants in the downtown area.
The bill would also create a new database run by the state police to track meth labs that have not been decontaminated.
The Bloomington Common Council discussed a proposal to build 35 Habitat For Humanity homes on Bloomington's west side.
Purdue officials previously said they would not approve wording that included a reference to God on a plaque commemorating a university donation.
The bill includes an expansion of the Lifeline law and seeks to study Indiana's high rate of sexual assault.
Wednesday night's loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers reduces what little chance the Hoosiers had before the game to get into the NCAA Tournament.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been cited for mishandling complaints and setting investigation quotas.
Pre-K Bill legislation could move the issue beyond just a study committee.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says it’s unlikely the General Assembly will include any local funding in legislation freeing up transportation dollars.
The DePauw women's basketball team begins its quest for a second straight national championship when it hosts round one of the NCAA Division III Championship.
After the cold, stormy and expensive winter that cancelled and delayed flight nationwide, a Purdue retail expert outlines what this means for travelers.
North Lawrence High School filed a complaint against Bedford North Lawrence saying students participated in racial behavior toward North Lawrence students.
Ryan Halstead will undergo knee surgery after injuring it while making a play in yesterday's game against Xavier.
Hemp advocates say legalizing the plant could be a boon to Indiana's economy.
A Ukrainian family stranded in Bloomington is closely watching the conflict unfolding over 5,000 miles away.
Indiana's laws ban same-sex marriage and do not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
February tax revenues were $54 million short of projected levels, putting the state $90 million below expectations for the fiscal year.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants to see more rigorous math standards and a recommended reading list added to the proposed expectations for schools.
Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on the week at the Statehouse.
Police have been questioning students at Bloomington High School North after learning students were sending naked pictures of themselves to their classmates.
The escalating crisis in the Ukraine and the impact it's having on one family that's here visiting their children. And the push to legalize hemp.
The bill the legislature approved last week would ban youth under 16 years old from tanning salons altogether.
As Indiana‘s law on same-sex marriage is being challenged, public opinion on gay marriage appears to be heading in one direction.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are calling for Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani's release one year after he was jailed for rebelling against the king.
Indiana may become the first state to mandate comprehensive concussion-awareness training for high school and youth football coaches.
Indianapolis and Bloomington both saw increases in public transit ridership last year.
The Dolly Madison Bakery in Columbus, Ind., is being sold for the second time in two years.
It makes financial sense for small school districts to consolidate. But the superintendent of a small Indiana corporation says there are also reasons not to.
The NRA and an anti-gun violence group testified today on a proposed bill to allow locked guns in cars on school grounds.
Bloomington Transit is holding a public meeting tonight to gather public feedback on proposed bus route changes.
A program that provides companies incentives to produce renewable energy could be eliminated if the governor signs legislation passed this week.
According to Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley, the governor's preferred pre-K proposal is 'a potential budget buster' for the state.
About 25 percent of heart attack or heart failure patients return to the hospital within 30 days after their first release.
The Perry K Steam Plant is converting from coal to natural gas to comply with new Environmental Protection Agency emission standards.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect across the northern half of central Indiana from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
As the legislative session winds down, House and Senate leaders reached a compromise on the business personal property tax.
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about why he is against the city council transferring funds to hire a financial planner.
Lost in the furor over Common Core has been the routine review of Indiana’s social studies standards, which are up for a vote Wednesday.
A judge ruled that the State was not financially liable for the private company that provided the stage rigging that collapsed at the State Fair in 2011.
State education officials will step up oversight of an underperforming school in Evansville, but the efforts will stop short of state takeover.
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is conducting a downtown parking survey through the end of next week.
Proponents of the criminal code overhaul say more resources need to be allocated to lower recidivism rates.
Officials say Justin Wykoff is responsible for authorizing invoices for road work that had not been done, or previously completed by a different company.
The State Board voted 10-1 Wednesday to approve updated social studies standards after a year-long review process.
A bill is currently in the Senate that would require all child care staff in facilities that accept block grant vouchers to undergo a criminal background check.
Purdue University signed a memorandum Wednesday partnering with Houston Methodist Research Institute to develop drugs for major diseases.
The crimes were first brought to the mayors attention last month after going on for three years.
The lawsuit that is being filed is similar to one announced last week that alleges Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
The new law means veterans can receive state financial support indefinitely.
Indianapolis officials are considering the old GM Stamping Plant or the former site of the Indianapolis airport to build a new criminal justice complex.
Watch this time-lapsed video of construction crews sliding a section of the Milton-Madison Bridge into place.
The pilot program would provide $10 million in assistance to help low-income families send their children to preschool.
The approved legislation releases $200 million right away but requires state budget committee approval for the second $200 million.
Legislation lawmakers passed Thursday gives local governments the options of eliminating the tax on business equipment.
Whether to amendment Indiana's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman was the main issue debated in the 2014 session.
The Indiana legislature passed a number of key issues this year, many of them controversial.
A measure that aimed to require drug testing for welfare recipients
The bill allows parents to have a gun in a school parking lot if it is locked in a car and out of sight.
This week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources began the process of restocking Griffy Lake with fish.
President France Cordova has been approved as the director of the National Science Foundation.
Lawmakers say releasing transportation money for new projects will help improve Indiana highways but the the final dollar amount is still undecided.
The ACLU of Indiana filed a fourth lawsuit today against Indiana's marriage laws that prohibit same-sex marriage.
Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle are praising creation of a preschool pilot program as an historic achievement for Indiana.
How the Governor's legislative priorities fared and his relationship among conservatives. As heroin use climbs, we examine what's working and what's not.
Heroin use has been increasing in the U.S., and addiction often has a high price that isn't just financial.
A rare Civil War era rifle is expected to be sold for up to $17,000.
The Indiana Rural Health Association wants to give rural hospitals access to doctor recruitment and other services.
The legislature has voted down a bill three years in a row that would drug test welfare recipients, but some legislators say they will continue to propose it.
Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.
The unemployment numbers released today show significant drops, but private sector jobs are still suffering.
Police say drivers with suspended licenses often turn to mopeds because they're not heavily regulated.
Carmel police arrested Colts owner Jim Irsay Sunday night and charged him with a DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
Indiana's attorney general is defending that state's gay marriage ban. Kentucky's AG has decided against getting involved.
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, says the U.S. can encourage Russia to withdraw from the Ukraine by applying economic pressure.
A petition on change.org asking the governor to change the statute of limitation on sexual assaults in Indiana gathered more than 1,000 signatures in four days.
As of February first, the percentage of Hoosiers between the ages of 18 and 34 who enrolled in the federal health exchange was 23 percent.
More than six percent of adults in Indiana correctional facilities are veterans.
Draft English language arts and math standards are now on track to be approved sometime after the April 21 Education Roundtable meeting.