INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds of Lake County children from low-income families will be among the first in the state to take advantage of Indiana's new prekindergarten voucher program.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.
INDIANAPOLIS | The $10 million preschool pilot program that Gov. Mike Pence named a top accomplishment of the 2014 legislative session won't be paying for any Hoosier children to attend preschool until at least 2015.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Family YMCA Early Learning Center, 201 N. Griffith Blvd., has expanded its services to include all-day child care for children 3 to 5 years of age.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has taken a tentative step toward joining the 41 other states that use tax revenue to fund preschool education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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