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Another House member calls it quits after current term

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Clyde Kersey has joined a growing list of lawmakers who have decided to retire from the Indiana General Assembly. The Terre Haute Democrat, who has served in the legislature since 1996, announced Friday that he will not seek re-election next year. “Serving in the Indiana General Assembly has […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: More opportunities to register to vote at the BMV

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute,­ argues Indiana has a problem with voter turnout. For the 2014 midterm election, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout or among […]

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GOP ensures ISTEP accountability bill advances unchanged

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans defeated amendments to a bill that would prevent 2015 ISTEP scores from negatively influencing Indiana schools’ A-F accountability grades. If a school’s 2015 ISTEP scores are lower than their 2014 scores, Senate Bill 200 would grant a school the higher accountability grade of the two for 2015. […]

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New test proposed to replace ISTEP

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Amid recent issues with ISTEP testing, a new bill wants to get rid of the exam altogether. “ISTEP as a means of testing student performance and teacher accountability is a complete disaster,” Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute, said. House Bill 1114, authored by Kersey, would replace the test with the […]