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Hoosier Lottery director resigns over office extravagance

The executive director of the Hoosier Lottery has resigned amid accusations that the agency overspent on new offices and furniture as it moved from one downtown Indianapolis location to another.

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Welfare caseload doesn’t increase with unemployment

A program meant to help the state’s poorest families has seen only a tiny increase in its Indiana caseload in recent years, even as the economy has faltered and unemployment has jumped.

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Obama announces new education freedoms for states; Indiana will take advantage

Indiana will act quickly to seek a waiver of controversial federal school accountability rules under new freedoms announced Friday by President Barack Obama.

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Scientists throw party at state fairgrounds

Hoosiers from across the state can explore science at the premier Celebrate Science Indiana event held at the State Fair grounds.

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State goes interactive with QR codes

State government is jumping into the smart phone world, offering taxpayers scannable QR codes that drive them to websites with information about state parks, unclaimed property and even legislation.

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Innovation Fund to reward creative school programs

Schools and non-profit groups that want to try or expand a creative or novel education program can now compete for funding from a new state Innovation Fund that is set to distribute $5 million over the next two years.

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State goes after illegal gambling machines

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is warning restaurants, bars, and convenience stores that a new type of gambling machine – sometimes called a sweepstakes kiosk or totem – is illegal and its use could lead to fines and other penalties.

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More Hoosier students take SAT but scores drop slightly

More Indiana high school students took the SAT college entrance exam this year than ever before but the average scores dropped slightly in writing and math.

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