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Lake County preschool leaders meet in Indy to share strategies

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.

September 24, 2014 8:00 pm
State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

INDIANAPOLIS | A 13.7 percent investment return — more than double the 6.75 percent target — helped grow the assets of the Indiana Public Retirement System to an all-time high of $30.2 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30.

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related

BMV admits more overcharges, blames computer program

INDIANAPOLIS | Oops, they did it again.

September 16, 2014 2:00 pm

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 revenue short of target again

State revenue short of target again

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue failed to meet expectations in August for the second month in a row, coming in $27.9 million below the revenue forecast.

September 10, 2014 4:21 pm Related
Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence revealed Tuesday the decision to close Camp Summit, a LaPorte paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation center, originated with the Indiana Department of Correction.

September 09, 2014 4:40 pm Related
Pence: High-tech management office worth expense

Pence: High-tech management office worth expense

INDIANAPOLIS | A newly renovated basement office in the Indiana Statehouse is home to the men, women -- and machines -- Gov. Mike Pence believes are the future of state government.

September 09, 2014 4:22 pm
Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples; a law that federal district and appellate courts have ruled is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related

Ritz requests more money for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is seeking a 3 percent bump in public school funding and the elimination of textbook rental fees in the state's 2016-17 budget that takes effect in July.

September 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indiana Department of Correction closes the Camp Summit youth offender boot camp program.

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Indiana narrowly misses monthly revenue goal

Indiana narrowly misses monthly revenue goal

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana fell $5.2 million short of its July revenue target, ending a four-month streak of better than expected tax collections.

August 13, 2014 12:52 pm Related
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related
Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

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.

July 22, 2014 11:00 am Related
State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

State ends budget year with surplus, despite revenue drop

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.

July 14, 2014 5:30 pm Related
Cost of corruption weighs heavily on state budgets

Cost of corruption weighs heavily on state budgets

Corrupt government officials sometimes pay a hefty personal price for their misdeeds. Just ask former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose 2008 attempt to sell President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat and shake down a children's hospital earned him 14 years in federal prison.

July 12, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Second effort to identify outdated voter records underway

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson has identified 727,000 potentially inaccurate voter registration records across Indiana.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm
More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

More Indiana high school grads attend college, even if not college-ready

INDIANAPOLIS | Nearly 66 percent of 2012 Indiana high school graduates went directly to college, up 2 percent from the Class of 2011. But 28 percent of them were not fully prepared and required remedial college coursework, according to a state study released Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 12:30 pm Related

Porter County Libertarian running for state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County management consultant has been tapped to run for state auditor by the Libertarian Party of Indiana.

June 10, 2014 5:45 pm
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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