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Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

Pence stands firm against preschool expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats are continuing to pound Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his decision not to seek up to $80 million in federal funds for preschool education in Indiana.

October 21, 2014 4:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lost opportunity for early childhood education

Since taking office last year, one of the most exciting things to see in Indiana has been the growing momentum and support for early childhood education.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related

Failure to invest in infrastructure threatens economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Decades of public policy focused on reducing government spending and cutting taxes have left the United States and Indiana with a legacy of crumbling roads and bridges and no money to fix them.

October 11, 2014 12:15 pm
Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence doesn't seem to be making much progress in his quest to win federal approval for his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

INDIANAPOLIS | An afternoon of corn harvesting and an evening campaign fundraiser kept Gov. Mike Pence from greeting President Barack Obama in Gary on Wednesday.

October 02, 2014 2:07 pm Related
Pence to visit New Hampshire

Pence to visit New Hampshire

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire next month.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Ivy Tech receives $2.5 mil federal grant for new computing school

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is launching a new School of Computing and Informatics this fall with the help of a $2.5 million grant aimed at providing training for in-demand jobs.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s time to redefine full-time in college as 15 credits

GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s time to redefine full-time in college as 15 credits

As the current and former commissioners for Indiana’s higher education system, we agree that on-time college graduation must become the standard rather than the exception it is today. Less than one in 10 full-time community college students complete an associate degree within two years and j…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers overwhelmingly told federal health officials they oppose Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Zoeller warns of IRS telephone scam

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be on guard following a recent uptick in scam phone calls from fraudsters claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service and demanding an immediate tax payment.

September 17, 2014 3:45 pm
Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., expressed frustration Wednesday his legislation aimed at preventing military suicides likely won't get a final vote until after Election Day.

September 17, 2014 3:30 pm Video Photos

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Senator's aide visiting Lake, Newton counties Tuesday

Senator's aide visiting Lake, Newton counties Tuesday

A staffer for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind, will be available in Lake and Newton counties Tuesday to meet with Northwest Indiana residents needing assistance with federal government issues.

September 17, 2014 10:05 am
Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Challenging employer mandate defends state authority

The policy debate over whether Indiana should create a state-managed health insurance exchange or to continue to rely on a federal exchange is a decision for our Legislature.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Zoeller requests Supreme Court review of marriage ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to hear his appeal of lower court decisions declaring unconstitutional Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

September 09, 2014 3:30 pm Related
Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples; a law that federal district and appellate courts have ruled is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related
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