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Key lawmakers divided on more business tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.

September 15, 2014 5:40 pm

State school board sidelines Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm

Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Parents want more say in their childen's schooling

I was interested in what such an experienced and brilliant group of school leaders would blame for the struggling of region schools. Three problems were listed in the first paragraph, namely: public charters, vouchers and property tax caps (money).

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Superintendent Summit: Grading Ritz

Superintendent Summit: Grading Ritz

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss the job Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana Glenda Ritz has done.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Superintendent Summit: Ritz vs. Bennett

Superintendent Summit: Ritz vs. Bennett

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss the changes in philosophy between Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana Glenda Ritz and her predecessor Tony Bennett.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Superintendent Summit: School Funding

Superintendent Summit: School Funding

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss public school funding.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Superintendent Summit: Charter Schools

Superintendent Summit: Charter Schools

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss charter schools.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Superintendent Summit: Future of Public Education

Superintendent Summit: Future of Public Education

Former and current superintendents of northwest Indiana school districts discuss the future of public education in the state.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith officials warn about 'hit list' found in elementary school

GRIFFITH | School officials warned parents Tuesday of a "hit list" that was found at Wadsworth Elementary School.

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

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

GOP lawmakers hostile to opponents of guns at schools proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican state lawmakers defending their plan to allow Hoosiers to carry guns in school parking lots were accused Monday of bullying conference committee witnesses who argued that guns at schools will make children less safe.

March 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

House panel removes target from gun buyback programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved ban on local governments holding gun buyback events was deleted Tuesday from pending gun legislation by a House committee, which also voted to make it easier for adults to bring guns onto school property.

February 25, 2014 12:40 pm

Whiting schools have a colorful history and now an 'A' rating

It's evidently report card time again. That was always a time of high anxiety if you went to a parochial school.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not often you'll hear a Hoosier governor claim Indiana's business taxes should be more like those in Illinois.

February 16, 2014 12:35 am Photos

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Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Merrillville school officials assist principals at Michigan program

MERRILLVILLE | Several Merrillville school officials were involved in the keynote address and breakout sessions at the recent Michigan Principals Academy in Lansing, Mich.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
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