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Education advocates note paradox in bill to set school spending targets

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to correct an error. The story now correctly says that 85 percent of funding should be devoted to education expenses and 15 percent to operations. By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Stakeholders are calling a proposal by lawmakers to set spending goals for K-12 education well-intended, but also […]

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Amended school bus safety bill passes House committee

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bill that would increase penalties for passing a school bus as it is loading children was approved by a House committee Wednesday, but not before lawmakers amended it to reduce the maximum fine violators could face. Senate Bill 2, authored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, increases the penalty for passing […]

Commentary: The lesson the college admissions scandal teaches

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Commentary: The lesson the college admissions scandal teaches

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, 50 people have been charged with crimes related to a massive college admissions scandal. Famous actors, business people and lawyers spent a lot of money bribing test proctors and college coaches to help their children gain entrance to elite universities. In some cases, the parents dropped as much […]

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Senate committee says yes to studying prescription drug prices

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After Sa’Ra Skipper, a Type 1 diabetic, turned 18, she couldn’t continue to afford the high-priced drug she needed to live.  Skipper was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 5 years old. In college, after being rejected numerous times for Medicaid coverage, she was desperate to make her insulin, […]