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Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

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.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related
Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Illinois state representative is set to become the Indiana Democratic Party's candidate for state treasurer.

May 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Business incentives, tax competitiveness focus of state projects

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana officials will work with national experts in coming months on projects to improve transparency in the state's economic development programs and streamline the tax code.

April 09, 2014 2:22 pm
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April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: White House is opaque about transparency

The Obama administration promised a new era of transparency, but that shouldn't be translated as an invisibility cloak over the president.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am
Democratic auditor candidate demands data on new education agency

Democratic auditor candidate demands data on new education agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor believes a lack of transparency is concealing spending by Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency that has clashed repeatedly with the Indiana Department of Education.

November 20, 2013 3:30 pm Related

Pence names new state examiner

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appointed Paul Joyce director of the State Board of Accounts, the agency that audits the state and local governments for missing money and other recordkeeping errors.

November 11, 2013 10:45 am

Newspaper association launches government-transparency tool

Residents can go online to find out when a neighbor's home is being foreclosed on, if a business down the block has applied for a liquor license and how a local government proposes to spend their tax dollars.

August 30, 2013 1:30 pm

State confirms Bennett altered school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.

August 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Pence signs school safety grants, 40 other measures into law

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 07, 2013 2:00 pm Related

State may direct how Lake income tax is spent

INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly may control how most of the money raised by a Lake County income tax can be spent.

April 24, 2013 6:30 pm Related

House requires transparency on jobs deals

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency would have to meet new transparency standards under legislation approved 98-0 by the Indiana House Tuesday.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Senate panel drops plan for Vietnam vet license plate

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved mandate the Bureau of Motor Vehicles create a Vietnam veterans license plate was stripped Tuesday by a Senate committee from legislation overhauling the process for issuing special group license plates.

March 05, 2013 9:23 am Related


Pence doubles Indiana's economic development efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | Proclaiming that two is better than one, Gov.-elect Mike Pence revealed Thursday he's separating the leadership of the Department of Commerce and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and will deploy both agencies in an effort to lure more jobs to the state.

January 10, 2013 12:30 pm

State sets economic development records

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency put a big exclamation point on its job creation record under Gov. Mitch Daniels by attracting more businesses to Indiana in 2012 than in any prior year.

January 04, 2013 10:30 pm

Indiana Supreme Court ruling blocks transparency in health care pricing

INDIANAPOLIS | Dealing a major blow to free-market pricing for health care, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday hospitals can charge uninsured patients their highest possible rates for services without disclosing in advance how much a patient might be expected to pay.

December 20, 2012 5:00 pm Related

New law imposes fines for denying access to public records

INDIANAPOLIS | Government officials who refuse to turn over documents requested by the public can be fined under a law signed Monday by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels.

March 19, 2012 3:45 pm

Candidate financial disclosure among 23 laws Daniels signs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 23 bills into law on Friday, including a measure sponsored by region lawmakers promoting government transparency.

March 16, 2012 5:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Indiana public access laws close to gaining teeth

EDITORIAL: Indiana public access laws close to gaining teeth

Indiana received high marks Wednesday for state government transparency from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, but that's not the only good news. Transparency will be improved further because of state legislation approved this year to add penalties to the state's public access laws.

March 15, 2012 12:00 am
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