Gov. Eric Holcomb

Policymakers say they want to hold schools harmless for major drops in student achievement on the state’s new ILEARN test, after mounting pressure from school leaders and parents.

The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission met publicly for the first time Monday night. In January, Gov. Eric Holcomb tasked the commission with finding innovative ways to raise teacher salaries. 

Amtrak’s Hoosier State Line made one final round trip between Indianapolis and Chicago Sunday before discontinuing service. For some on board, it was an emotional day.

Community Groups Oppose New HIP Work Requirements

Jul 1, 2019

The Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, started its Gateway to Work Program this year, and July 1 is the first day some recipients are required to log hours to keep coverage. A new campaign to oppose the requirements has launched with a protest near the statehouse. 

Melton Announces Exploratory Look At Governor Bid

Jun 4, 2019
Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) formed an exploratory committee for a gubernatorial bid. (FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) is the first Indiana Democrat to take formal steps towards a gubernatorial run in 2020.

Melton announced the formation of an exploratory committee in Gary Tuesday.

Melton To Explore Gubernatorial Run

Jun 4, 2019
Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will explore a run for governor. (FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will announce Tuesday evening he’s exploring a bid for governor.

Melton is the first Democrat to take formal steps towards a 2020 gubernatorial run.

The chairman of the governor’s commission on teacher compensation says Indiana got teacher pay right once, and can do it again, but it won’t be soon.

Lawmakers in the Senate gave final approval on a bill Tuesday to make Indiana’s next schools chief an appointed one. Now the bill heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.

Hundreds of teachers and supporters of public education rallied at the statehouse Saturday to call for better pay and school funding, because many say the state isn’t doing enough.

As the first half of the 2019 lawmaking session wrapped up, a bill limiting payday lenders died, while another, allowing different types of high-interest loans, passed out of the Indiana Senate.

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