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StateImpact Indiana: Bus Service

by IPR News

December 8, 2011

A growing number of Indiana school districts could be forced to cut free busing service within the next two years — but they may need to get the blessing of the state’s legal system first.  A parent in Franklin Township sued her district over its last-ditch effort to balance its budget by completely cutting its... More »

State Democrats question role of auditor

by IPR News

December 8, 2011

Indiana Democrats are questioning the role of the State Auditor … following the discovery this week of millions of dollars of unaccounted tax revenues.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Democrats Question Role of Auditor More »

Indiana Chief Justice Shepard retires

by IPR News

December 7, 2011

Chief Justice Randall Shepard announced today he will retire after 25 years leading the state Supreme Court.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Chief Justice Shepard Retires More »

StateImpact Indiana: Gary charter school receives most vouchers

by IPR News

December 7, 2011

The Indiana Department of Education calls the state’s voucher program one of the largest and most comprehensive in the nation.  The average school received sixteen voucher students this year.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports, one school in Gary received more than seven times that number– making it the largest recipient of voucher students... More »

State schools superintendent discusses legislative priorities in Muncie

by IPR News

December 6, 2011

Indiana’s state schools superintendent was in Muncie today to explain last year’s education reforms and new priorities for this year.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Tony Bennett’s Education Priorities More »

Ball State economists say statewide economic forecast depends on price of gas

by IPR News

December 5, 2011

For the first time, Ball State economists have published two economic forecasts for the state of Indiana next year.  These predictions show that one factor could have a major impact on Indiana’s economic health.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — BSU 2012 State Economic Forecast More »

Postal Service discusses plan to close Muncie facilities with public

by IPR News

December 1, 2011

The US Postal Service ended its fiscal year with a net loss of more than five billion dollars.  Trying to return the mail system to profitability could mean job losses and closed facilities in Muncie.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports from a public meeting last night, where possible changes were discussed. Phinney — Postal Service Meeting... More »

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