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Indiana Senate budget proposal includes small income tax cut

by Brandon Smith

April 4, 2013

The Indiana Senate budget proposal unveiled today includes an income tax cut, but not nearly as large as one proposed by Governor Mike Pence.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Pence says it’s a good start. More »

New teacher licensing rules will not be enacted

by Kyle Stokes

April 3, 2013

State superintendent Glenda Ritz announced today that a controversial set of changes to Indiana’s teacher licensing rules will not be enacted after all.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports on what sent the package — known as REPA 2 — back to square one. More »

Muncie updates community on how the city is improving

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 2, 2013

Muncie has decided to forego a city proclamation celebrating National Community Development Week this year.  Instead, city officials convened a community meeting Tuesday evening to update residents on what’s being done to improve the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Ritz wants to localize Common Core education standards

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 2, 2013

State schools superintendent Glenda Ritz says she’s been working positively with Indiana legislators this session on several education-related bills.  One issue she is championing is an indepth look at the Common Core.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Indiana House of Representatives passes abortion drug bill

by Brandon Smith

April 2, 2013

Legislation regulating abortion-inducing drugs and the abortion clinics that provide them passed the Indiana House today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on a bill supporters say is aimed at strengthening patient safety and opponents call unnecessarily burdensome. More »

School safety bill would require armed personnel in Hoosier schools

by Brandon Smith

April 2, 2013

An Indiana House committee has made changes to a school safety bill that would require armed personnel in every Hoosier public school.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, those workers can now be teachers or administrators. More »

Indiana legislators consider recycling solutions

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 1, 2013

Indiana legislators spent the morning discussing recycling in the state in hopes to possibly tackle the issue in next year’s legislative session.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Indiana House committee changes federal healthcare implementation bill

by Brandon Smith

April 1, 2013

Governor Mike Pence’s administration says changes made in an Indiana House committee today to a bill dealing with implementation of the Affordable Care Act hurts the state’s negotiating power with the federal government.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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