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Senate committee makes changes to charter school bill

by IPR News

March 24, 2011

A House bill expanding creation of charter schools went through further changes in the Senate Appropriations Committee today.  The committee changed the funding structure for virtual charter schools, operated over the Internet.  The bill originally called for these schools to be funded at 90 percent of the average Indiana school.  Today’s changes would lower that... More »

Meeting of House party leaders yields no significant progress

by IPR News

March 24, 2011

Indiana House Minority Leader Pat Bauer made an unannounced visit to the Statehouse Wednesday evening and met with Speaker Brian Bosma.  But neither side sees significant progress.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — No Significant Progress in House More »

One year anniversary for national health care reform

by IPR News

March 23, 2011

The Affordable Care Act, the national health care law passed by Congress, marks its one year anniversary today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Health Care Law Anniversary More »

National right to work committees begin Indiana ad campaign

by IPR News

March 22, 2011

National and state right to work committees have began an ad campaign in Indiana today.  It’s aimed at pressuring the Governor and the Speaker of the House to bring back Democrats and vote on Right to Work legislation.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Right to Work Ad Campaign More »

Indiana House schedules unofficial committee hearings

by IPR News

March 21, 2011

The Indiana Senate has begun hearings on bills that have originated in the House.  And even though the House Democrats are still in Illinois, Speaker Brian Bosma says House committees will begin crafting plans of action for Senate bills.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — House Committee Unofficial Action More »

Indiana General Assembly Republicans schedule redistricting meetings

by IPR News

March 18, 2011

Indiana General Assembly Republicans have announced public hearings on redistricting in locations around the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Redistricting Public Meetings More »

Indiana Senate committee considers illegal student tuition bill

by IPR News

March 18, 2011

The Indiana Senate Education committee is considering this week whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to pay in-state tuition at Indiana colleges and universities.  Kokomo Representative Mike Karickhoff says his bill is not meant as an attack on illegal immigrants in Indiana.  He says if it is discovered a student is paying a resident rate... More »

Indiana House business moves to Senate

by IPR News

March 17, 2011

Speaker Brian Bosma has decided the Indiana House’s legislative business will attempt to proceed in the Senate…  with House Democrats still in Illinois and a quorum impossible in the lower chamber.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Moving to the Senate Meanwhile, Bosma has increased the fine for missing House Democrats by one... More »

Ball State announces $2 million in scholarships

by IPR News

March 17, 2011

Ball State University will use more than $2 million from its Ball State Bold campaign to fund 55 scholarships for Honors College students.  Ball State President JoAnn Gora made the announcement at the Indianapolis Statehouse this morning, joined by scholarship students and ranking members of the Indiana General Assembly.  Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long told... More »

Indiana Senate committee considers marriage amendment

by IPR News

March 16, 2011

A proposed constitutional amendment banning civil unions in Indiana and defining marriage as between a man and a woman was heard by state Senate committee today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Marriage Amendment More »

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