Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Ebola And State Ed. Funding

Oct 29, 2014

With $2 billion in the bank, does the state really need budget reversions from its public universities?
Credit Purdue University

As the 2015 Indiana legislative session approaches, education leaders around the state are readying their pitches for a group of lawmakers charged with writing a budget as they sit on a $2 billion dollar surplus – a surplus everyone has suggestions on to spend.

In his monthly conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski asks if there’s a way to stop the practice of colleges giving money back to the state.

And what does this say about a recent suggestion by even the GOP leadership in the Indiana House that the state consider removing the power of the Indiana governor to essentially line-item veto any spending?

Also on this month's program: how Purdue might respond to an ebola-like outbreak on campus and whether universities in the state can do more to make people vote.