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Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

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…

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm
Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

Schools consider new test fee amid budget worries

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.

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm

D.167 to host meeting Monday on proposed budget cuts

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.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

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.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am
State revenue tops lowered target

State revenue tops lowered target

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.

January 08, 2014 2:32 pm Related
Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

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.

December 13, 2013 7:35 pm Related
State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.

October 12, 2013 8:32 pm Related
Pence insists shutdown is the fault of Obama, Obamacare

Pence insists shutdown is the fault of Obama, Obamacare

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.

October 04, 2013 9:50 am

Unemployment benefits set to drop 10.7 percent due to sequester

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.

March 29, 2013 12:16 pm
Bosma defends dropping Pence tax cut in letter to GOP leaders

Bosma defends dropping Pence tax cut in letter to GOP leaders

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, is not letting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's expressed disappointment with the House Republican budget go unanswered.

March 05, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Sequester leads to furloughs, project delays at Indiana National Guard

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.

March 04, 2013 7:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor works to bring defense jobs to Indiana

Lieutenant Governor works to bring defense jobs to Indiana

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.

March 04, 2013 1:59 pm

State drops plan to halt unemployment payments

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.

February 27, 2013 3:22 pm
Coats hopes federal budget cuts prompt serious look at spending

Coats hopes federal budget cuts prompt serious look at spending

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. 

February 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Coats named top Republican on Congressional economic panel

Coats named top Republican on Congressional economic panel

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., was selected Thursday to help lead House and Senate Republicans in reducing federal spending.

January 03, 2013 5:30 pm

E.C. looking to outsource EMS Department

EAST CHICAGO | Residents soon may see a privatized ambulance service responding to their medical emergencies as the city looks to deflate a bloated budget.

March 24, 2012 8:30 am

Prison cuts include reductions to drug counseling, job training

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.

March 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Visclosky wants Gary mail center off closure list

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.

December 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Status of government employee unions key difference between Illinois, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The differences in state government between Illinois and Indiana stood in stark contrast last week.

October 08, 2011 9:00 pm
Auditors again question Gary's viability under tax caps

Auditors again question Gary's viability under tax caps

INDIANAPOLIS | For the third consecutive year, state auditors say they don't know whether Gary will be able to "continue as a going concern."

September 23, 2011 6:30 pm Related
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