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Indiana budget ends with billion-dollar surplus

by IPR News

July 14, 2011

State Auditor Tim Berry announced today that despite the economic recession and lower revenue collection than expected, Indiana‘s current cash reserves total nearly $1.2 billion.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Indiana Budget Close-Out More »

Indiana working on federally-mandated health care exchange system

by IPR News

July 13, 2011

Indiana is moving to create a health care exchange system required by the federal affordable health care act.  Family and Social Services representative Seema Verma is spearheading Indiana’s compliance with the federal law.  She says the system should be an informative tool for consumers and businesses.  The state has a number of models it can... More »

IDOE starts next phase for troubled schools

by IPR News

July 13, 2011

The state of Indiana has announced the results of this year’s I-STEP tests and completed public meetings at 18 troubled schools.  Now the Department of Education is deciding which of the schools have made progress and which haven’t.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Jackson reports. Jackson — IDOE Troubled Schools Process More »

State senators discuss new Muncie districts

by IPR News

July 12, 2011

The two Muncie area state senators addressed a crowd of constituents together today for the first time since redrawn maps put Muncie into a new Senate district.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Eckerty and Lanane on New Districts More »

Indiana releases 2011 I-STEP results

by IPR News

July 12, 2011

Indiana education officials have released this year’s I-STEP scores today.  State superintendent Tony Bennett says the results should help Indiana position itself as a national leader in education.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — 2011 ISTEP Results More »

Meteorologists see unusual occurence causing high heat and storms

by IPR News

July 12, 2011

With the second day of sweltering weather across Indiana, the National Weather service says the cause is an unusual occurrence.  Meteorologist John Hendrickson says the heat comes from a high pressure system that stretches from the Great Plains to the Ohio River Valley. Hendrickson on Heat The weather service is forecasting a slight cool-down tomorrow,... More »

Pharmacies granted restraining order in Medicaid fund case

by IPR News

July 11, 2011

Pharmacies across Indiana won a temporary victory against Medicaid cuts in federal court after a judge granted a restraining order against the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Pharmacies Granted Restraining Order More »

Judge finds Martinsville teen guilty in school shooting

by IPR News

July 11, 2011

A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Martinsville school in March has been found guilty today of attempted murder.  Morgan Superior Court Judge G. Thomas Gray issued his verdict after a ten-minute trial – and after the defendant waived his right to a jury trial.  Michael Phelps was accused of shooting 15-year-old... More »

Pharmacies challenge state over cuts

by IPR News

July 7, 2011

Indiana pharmacies say they might have to cut some Medicaid services to their customers after the state reduced pharmacy dispensing fees by more than a third.  Now, as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the pharmacies are taking the state to court. Smith — Medicaid Pharmacy Cuts More »

Indiana schools adjusting to more Latino students

by IPR News

July 7, 2011

Latinos moving into Indiana’s rural towns for work are changing the face of these communities.  The demographic shift affects businesses, cultural institutions, and schools.  StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports on the struggles that districts face as they try to integrate Spanish speakers into small town schools. StateImpact Indiana — Latino Students StateImpact Indiana is a... More »

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