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Two groups meet new state license plate standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Just two out of seven requests for new special group license plates won approval Tuesday by a legislative committee tasked with ensuring groups with plates meet strict quality standards.

July 22, 2014 6:50 pm
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Indiana Career Council nearing consensus on strategic plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Career Council is putting the finishing touches on a strategic plan aimed at encouraging more Hoosiers to complete post-high school education or job training programs that meet the needs of the state's employers.

May 28, 2014 3:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Transformational change in higher education

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Transformational change in higher education

It’s a wise saying — doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is a definition of insanity. Yet we want different results in higher education —better preparation of graduates in writing, speaking, and problem-solving; more graduates prepared for high-level care…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Minimum wage talk has university officials concerned

SPRINGFIELD | Raising the minimum wage could cost Illinois' cash-strapped universities millions of dollars in added wages for their student workforce.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers want to ban smoking on Illinois campuses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposal to ban smoking on public college campuses is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.

December 09, 2013 2:50 pm Related

Purdue nearly tops Illinois for international students

INDIANAPOLIS | Purdue University continues to have the second-most international students among U.S. public universities, and is closing the gap on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

November 11, 2013 1:32 pm
YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

It’s November and time for some “big fish” seniors to seek a bigger pond. As many of us anticipate college, an uncertain and stressful atmosphere lingers in school hallways and classrooms. Students drill one another with “Where are you applying?” and “Really? I’ve never pinned you down for t…

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
Region woman wins IU Latino alumni award

Region woman wins IU Latino alumni award

INDIANAPOLIS | A Mexican immigrant who grew up in Hammond and Gary will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indiana University Latino Alumni Association on Oct. 12.

October 03, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage High will host college fair on Sept. 18

PORTAGE | Portage High School's annual College Fair is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at Portage High East in the south cafeteria and commons area.

September 07, 2013 6:29 pm

Sluggish sales may force end to some group license plates

INDIANAPOLIS | At least 25 of the 92 groups represented on specialty Indiana license plates are set to lose their plates in 2015 if they remain unable to sell at least 500 new or renewal plates each year.

July 30, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Truth-in-tuition law hits 10 years

SPRINGFIELD | Ten years ago, the rising cost of college tuition had Illinois lawmakers searching for a solution.

July 20, 2013 6:19 pm

State OKs funding for new Tamarack Hall at IUN

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Budget Committee gave the go-ahead Wednesday for a $45 million project to rebuild Tamarack Hall on the Indiana University Northwest campus in Gary.

July 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Ritz focuses on improving student guidance counseling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education plans to step up its outreach to school guidance counselors this fall to help better prepare Hoosier students for careers or college.

June 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

Student loan interest rates to double unless Congress acts

INDIANAPOLIS | Next time you're at the grocery store or a RailCats game or anywhere out and about in the region, look around -- almost one of every five adults you see owes money on student loans.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Taxpayers may get hit with 'convenience fee' under new pay-to-pay law

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 30, 2013 12:45 pm Related
Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is certain reducing Indiana's personal income tax rate will create jobs, despite the doubts of legislative leaders and the increase in unemployment that followed distribution of the state's automatic taxpayer refund.

April 20, 2013 11:30 pm Related
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