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Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

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Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama came to Indiana the other day to push his plan for two years of “free” community college. Much of the discussion so far about the president’s plan has focused on the use of the word “free” – more on that in a moment – but Hoosier […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Obama comes to town, budget talks & more

Hosts Jacob Rund and Lesley Weidenbener talk about the week’s news in Indiana’s capitol, including President Obama’s trip to tout his community college plan and budget discussions that include legislative leaders saying no to the governor’s prison expansion plans. You may also like Construction on Bicentennial Plaza could be underw… Former Sen. Landske remembered as […]

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Webcast: The president visits town, mayors and utilities battle, and more

Anchors Jess Seabolt and Adam Lee provide the week’s Statehouse news: TheStatehouseFile TV – Episode 5 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Video & story: House passes gambling bill; Se… Speaker kills bill criticized as detrimental to so… E-liquids would be regulated under bill that passe… Video & story: Senate defeats constitutional …

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Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama pitched his plan for two free years of community college to a raucous crowd of students and Democratic officials during a Friday stop on Ivy Tech Community College’s campus – even as Republicans insist […]

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Photo gallery: President Obama visits Ivy Tech in Indy

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Commentary: Schools get love, not lucre

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Commentary: Schools get love, not lucre

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com  Both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mike Pence are putting education front and center at the moment, but neither is taking on what’s central to the challenge. The president wants free college for all who qualify – and idea whose time has come, or would have come, if there weren’t so […]

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Commentary: ‘Free’ college? Not so fast

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I have been teaching college for more than a decade, so when President Barack Obama recently announced his plan for free tuition at community college you would have thought I would have been excited. Technically, as someone who is a strong believer in higher education, I should be all on board. […]

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Commentary: Obama reminds Republicans that he’s still the prez

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s good to be the president of the United States. That’s the big lesson from the State of the Union Address – his sixth – that Barack Obama delivered Tuesday night. Just 11 weeks after his Democratic Party got shellacked in the 2014 midterm election, Obama in his hour-long […]

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Donnelly’s military suicide legislation signed into law

Staff reporter TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama has signed a provision authored by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly into law that’s meant to prevent military suicides by requiring mental health assessments for all service members. The Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014 is part of the national defense bill and is named for […]

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Frankly Speaking podcast: Pence’s immigration suit, a new poll and education squabbles

This week we talk about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to join a multi-state suit against the president’s immigration policy, a new Hoosier Survey that measures voters’ opinions on public policy issues, and problems between the state Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the education board. Ball State’s Ray Scheele and ChalkBeat Indiana’s Scott Elliott are guests. […]

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