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Mike Pence sworn in as Indiana’s 50th Governor

by Brandon Smith

January 14, 2013

Just before noon today, Mike Pence took an oath of office that’s made him Indiana’s 50th governor.  In his first official speech, Pence says Hoosiers must remain bold, optimistic, and relentless as the state moves toward an era of unprecedented growth.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: New Teacher Requirements

by Kyle Stokes

January 11, 2013

A state panel has new rules that open the door for college graduates without education degrees to get teaching jobs in Indiana schools.  It’s an idea few students or professors in the state’s colleges of education can stomach.  But those who support the rule changes, known in shorthand as “REPA 2,” say Indiana’s traditional teacher... More »

Muncie hears plan for Downtown revitalization

by Sarah Phinney

January 10, 2013

Muncie residents today are getting a preview of the new Downtown master plan – the first one in more than 15 years.  As IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports, New York-based planners hope that their ideas will bring prosperity to Muncie. More »

Ball State president takes issue with state college funding formula

by Brandon Smith

January 10, 2013

Indiana’s public universities are at the Statehouse this week to make their cases for increased funding.   Today, Ball State President Jo Ann Gora says the state’s funding formula for higher education unfairly favors some schools over others.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Purdue and ISU make funding ask to Indiana legislators

by Brandon Smith

January 9, 2013

Indiana’s public universities are at the Statehouse this week to make their cases for increased funding.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Purdue and Indiana State set out to prove their commitment to fiscal responsibility. More »

Pelath and Bosma hope for good relationship between Indiana House caucuses

by Stan Jastrzebski

January 8, 2013

The Indiana House Democratic caucus enters the 2013 legislative session with a new leader.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports, both House caucuses hope for a better relationship between party chairs. More »

Indiana General Assembly calls for more bipartisanship

by Brandon Smith

January 7, 2013

As the Indiana General Assembly kicks off its new session, both Republican and Democratic leaders are calling for a greater attitude of cooperation and bipartisanship.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the House Democrats’ new leader says the burden rests more with the GOP. More »

Teaching student grant writers to help arts community

by Stephanie Wiechmann

January 4, 2013

A Ball State professor wants to pair students with artists and non-profit organizations in the Muncie arts community in the hopes of raising more money for arts in the area.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann has more. More »

New legislator proposes better ways to deal with abandoned homes

by Brandon Smith

January 4, 2013

New legislative proposals unveiled today aim to help Hoosier cities deal with abandoned homes and negligent landlords.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

State Supreme Court hears fight over House Democrat fines

by Brandon Smith

January 3, 2013

A fight over the collection of fines stemming from an Indiana House Democrat walkout in 2011 is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on today’s Supreme Court hearing. More »

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