• Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) sounded warning bells for America’s future in his final floor speech (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

    Donnelly Sounds Warning Bells in Final Speech

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) sounded warning bells for America’s future in his final floor speech this week. Donnelly praised bipartisan successes like the Right to Try bill, which allows
  • Hill Announces Partnership BBB, FTC

    Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill on Tuesday announced a partnership with the Better Business Bureau  and regional chapter of the Federal Trades Commission to battle internet scams that bilk Hoosiers. The
  • Bassler Named Senate Committee Chair

    State Senator Eric Bassler of Washignton has been appointed to chair the Senate Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions as well as the School Funding Subcommittee for the upcoming session of the Indiana
  • More Money Coming to VWU Employees

    The management team for the Vincennes Water Utilities is in line for a bonus. Members of the Utility Services Board’s salary committee recommended a one time bonus of 40% for
  • Upgrade Underway at Pike Co. Jail

    The Pike County Jail is currently undergoing a planned security upgrade. Officials says that while work is underway the inmate phone system at the jail will be off-line and inmate visitation
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    Supt. Wants All Schools to See Money

    Indiana’s state schools superintendent says state lawmakers have told the Indiana Department of Education that the next state budget will be tight and there will be less money than expected
  • From left to right: Greg Ellis of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Ed Soliday, and State Senator Jim Merritt were part of a panel discussion on utilities and infrastructure in Indianapolis Wednesday (Rebecca Thiele/IPB News)

    Energy Efficiency Measures Unlikely This Session

    You might hear about water infrastructure and rural broadband in Indiana’s upcoming legislative session. But if Wednesday’s legislative conference in Indianapolis is any indication, you might not see more bills
  • State board members debate the final proposal for new virtual charter school regulations at their December meeting. (Jeanie Lindsay, IPB News)

    Board Recommends New Virtual Charter School Regs

    The State Board of Education is recommending crucial changes for virtual charter school regulations in Indiana, after members debated a key piece of the proposal at its December meeting. A
  • A health panel presented at the annual BGD Legislative Conference. (Jill Sheridan IPB News)

    Panel Talks Mental Health, Addiction in IN

    The opioid epidemic pushed Indiana to better address the mental health needs of Hoosiers. In recent years Indiana agencies have expanded treatment and recovery services, increased Medicaid coverage and provided
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    IDOE Proposes ESSA Change

    State officials are proposing a change to Indiana’s federal education, or Every Student Succeeds Act plan, to prevent schools from receiving two accountability letter grades again next year. The state
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