Joe Moore, right, and his mother, Donna, talk about the upcoming ACT Assessment test at their home in Springfield. Donna, a School Board member in Springfield’s high school district and a mother of seven children, ages 24 to 9, says her own children have largely viewed the state-paid ACT tes…
SPRINGFIELD | As they juggle school-reform demands with budget cuts, state education officials are considering retaining a traditional college-readiness test for high school juniors but passing the cost along to school districts and possibly the students' families.
GLENWOOD | The Brookwood Elementary District 167 School Board will hold a special meeting in the Brookwood Junior High School gym Monday to discuss its finances.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.
INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue rebounded last month, easily surpassing the reduced monthly target that budget officials adopted Dec. 20 after falling short four times since July.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence remains optimistic about Indiana's economic future, despite state revenue totals that were well below expectations last month and which forced him to slash $57 million in planned state spending.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence blamed Barack Obama for the federal government shutdown Friday, saying the Democratic president should give in to some of the House Republicans' demands.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers out of work for more than 26 weeks and collecting unemployment will see their weekly benefit payments shrink 10.7 percent starting April 8.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, is not letting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's expressed disappointment with the House Republican budget go unanswered.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana National Guard felt the first pinch Monday as federal budget cuts known as the sequester began to take their toll on Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is not letting the federal budget sequester, which will slice $492 billion from defense spending over the next 10 years, ruin her plans to lure defense companies to the state through the new Indiana Office of Defense Development.
INDIANAPOLIS | State officials have canceled a plan to suspend unemployment payments for more than 32,000 out-of-work Hoosiers that was prompted by automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., believes an $85 billion across-the-board cut in federal spending may be just what the United States needs to finally get serious about its "unsustainable" finances.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., was selected Thursday to help lead House and Senate Republicans in reducing federal spending.
EAST CHICAGO | Residents soon may see a privatized ambulance service responding to their medical emergencies as the city looks to deflate a bloated budget.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Not only does Gov. Pat Quinn's state budget proposal call for shoehorning more inmates into fewer prisons, it also would reduce drug counseling and job training programs for prisoners.
INDIANAPOLIS | As the U.S. Postal Service looks to cut costs by closing half its mail processing centers nationwide, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will fight to keep the Gary Processing and Distribution Center open.
INDIANAPOLIS | The differences in state government between Illinois and Indiana stood in stark contrast last week.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the third consecutive year, state auditors say they don't know whether Gary will be able to "continue as a going concern."
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