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Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Preschool funding plan wins governor's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.

March 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Pence mum on possible vetoes

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.

March 20, 2014 1:25 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the marriage amendment, but concluding with proposals to significantly improve the state's roads, preschool education, criminal code and other matters.

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm

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
February state revenue badly misses mark

February state revenue badly misses mark

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Friday blamed brutal winter weather for February's dismal state revenue results, but that didn't placate the Indiana Senate's budget leader who sees repeated monthly revenue shortfalls as a worrying trend.

March 07, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Preschool politics makes for strange bedfellows

INDIANAPOLIS | Senate Republicans stood by their decision to gut Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposal for a preschool voucher program, even as Senate Democrats repeatedly tried Monday to piece it back together.

February 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is disappointed that the Republican-controlled General Assembly is on track to produce zero major accomplishments before adjourning for the year in just three weeks.

February 21, 2014 11:30 pm

Senate panel chops another Pence priority

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, has scaled back another of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's pricey plans, this time halving Pence's proposal to immediately spend $400 million set aside last year for long-term road construction projects.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm
La Porte County Library Hosts Preschool Open House

La Porte County Library Hosts Preschool Open House

LAPORTE | La Porte County Public Library will host its Annual Preschool Open House on Thursday March 6, from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Youth Services Section at the Main Library location.

February 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Republican senators squash Pence plan for preschool vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee gutted a top priority on Gov. Mike Pence's legislative agenda Wednesday, one week after the Republican governor personally asked the panel for their support.

February 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related

Pence optimistic lawmakers on track toward great accomplishments

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence appears eager to claim victory for his 2014 legislative agenda, which emerged relatively unscathed on its first trip through the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

February 06, 2014 1:45 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Indiana House again OKs preschool voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House responded Thursday to Republican Gov. Mike Pence's call for state-supported preschool, voting 87-9 for nearly the same pilot program it approved last year that was killed by the Senate.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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Kids can get fit, learn letters at Calumet Memorial Park District

Kids can get fit, learn letters at Calumet Memorial Park District

Ja'Zyon Brooks and Enrique Yabarra-Berrios, both age 4, clean up toys with the help of their dump trucks in the Calumet Memorial Park District's Lil' Geniuses program.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am
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