Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
There is something wrong with this picture. Drastically wrong.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana schools and local governments will lose about a sixth of their total property tax revenues if Gov. Mike Pence succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana needs a comprehensive, statewide health strategy.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence seems to have thrown transparency and conservatism out the window just 10 months into office.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will hold considerable sway in deciding the future of state laws on gaming, alcohol, abortion, guns and other controversial issues.
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has vowed the General Assembly will take steps to resolve what he describes as a "civil war" between the State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican legislative leaders that used to proudly endorse the pending Indiana marriage amendment now are working hard to minimize it compared to other topics the General Assembly likely will tackle next year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day mostly ceremonial event ahead of the Jan. 7 start to daily meetings of the 2014 legislative session.
I drove from Lake County into Porter County the other day.
This fall, Ball State University released a report on Indiana’s frighteningly suppressed individual earnings.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz recently filed suit against the State Board of Education after the board tried to do an end run around her agency. The two should be working with, not against, each other.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana University has joined the statewide coalition organized to defeat a pending constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education on Tuesday, alleging the panel held an illegal meeting by drafting and submitting a letter requesting a legislative agency calculate 2011-12 school grades instead of the Department of Education.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education appears ready to ignore state law concerning A-F school grades in its latest attempt to circumvent Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.
INDIANAPOLIS | A clear majority of Hoosiers do not want the state's existing ban on gay marriage and a new prohibition on civil unions written into the Indiana Constitution, according to a new public opinion poll.
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