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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.
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.
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.
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.
House Speaker Brian Bosma is eager to require drug tests for welfare recipients. It's an idea that has been tested and failed.
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…
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.
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.
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.
We've got most of the property tax numbers for 2013 now. Let's look at what happened to homeowner tax bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On April 16, the Indiana General Assembly heard the long-awaited revenue forecast update. "Up" is the right word.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Indiana's Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act need teeth, but the Senate leadership is barking up the wrong tree.
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