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Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

School bus cameras could nab stop-arm violators

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier motorists driving past a school bus with its stop arm deployed, as it picks up or drops off children, may soon get a $300 ticket in the mail.

January 20, 2014 4:15 pm Related

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EDITORIAL: Drug screening for welfare has failed test

House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am
State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Ritz takes jab at sparring state board

EDITORIAL: Ritz takes jab at sparring state board

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.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Related

Ritz: Suit has nothing to do with politics, only procedure

INDIANAPOLIS | The personal and political hostility that has, at times, disrupted and distracted the State Board of Education over the past nine months could hit a new high next week.

October 27, 2013 11:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosier homeowners' property tax bills in 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosier homeowners' property tax bills in 2013

We've got most of the property tax numbers for 2013 now. Let's look at what happened to homeowner tax bills.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

Hearing on Ritz lawsuit set for Nov. 5

INDIANAPOLIS | Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg will hear oral arguments Nov. 5 on whether to throw out Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the State Board of Education.

October 25, 2013 2:29 pm
Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville attorney has asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against Tony Walker, of Gary, a member of the State Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

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.

October 21, 2013 1:56 pm Related
State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

INDIANAPOLIS | Prioritizing practicality over principle, the anti-tax Indiana General Assembly on Wednesday overrode a veto by Gov. Mike Pence and enacted into law a retroactive income tax increase for residents of two counties.

June 12, 2013 6:49 pm Related
LARRY DeBOER: Revenue forecast up, but still not soaring

LARRY DeBOER: Revenue forecast up, but still not soaring

On April 16, the Indiana General Assembly heard the long-awaited revenue forecast update. "Up" is the right word.

May 04, 2013 12:00 am

Revenue forecast set to shape budget debate

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate claims to believe education policy debates, and not the budget, will dominate Statehouse discussions over the next two weeks as the 2013 session of the General Assembly races toward adjournment.

April 13, 2013 5:30 pm

EDITORIAL: House shifts blame, doesn't solve problem

One of the selling points, though not the only one, for enacting a local income tax in Lake County is to thaw the property tax levy that has been frozen by the state Legislature since 2007. Wednesday's action in the Indiana House of Representatives muddied the waters but didn't build a bridg…

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Gambling on host communities' future

Indiana lawmakers are up to their elbows in surgery on casino taxes. They must remember as they do so that the reason for allowing casinos in Indiana in the first place was to benefit the host communities.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am

Pence promises moratorium on state regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mike Pence vowed Tuesday to halt nearly all new state regulations if he's elected governor and review every rule put in place by the current Republican administration.

June 26, 2012 12:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep barking for teeth in access laws

Indiana's Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act need teeth, but the Senate leadership is barking up the wrong tree.

February 23, 2012 12:00 am
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